The trial of the well-respected Rabbi Osher Eisemann, founder of the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) has been postponed and will not begin next week as initially planned.
The trial, following an indictment on trumped-up charges, may start toward the end of this month of the beginning of February.
The defense attorneys are in the process of trying to appeal a recent judge’s ruling, which, reports Stacey Barchenger of the APP, is part of the delay, and the lawyers also need more time to work out some details on trial rules and jury instructions.
The School for Children with Hidden Intelligence began in a Route 9 storefront in 1995 with just five students. For Rabbi Osher Eisemann, creating such a school was personal – he needed a school for his special-needs son that would stop at nothing to help him succeed. The school quickly grew, with 18 students in 1998, 130 in 2010, and over 500 currently. Concurrent with its growth, its acclaim spread far and wide as well. Despite his natural aversion to fame and the limelight, Rabbi Eisemann was given numerous awards and honors, and the steady stream of praise from parents and visitors alike continued to increase.
Right from the start, SCHI stood out. The school raised the bar in special-needs education. Every means available was utilized to ensure that each child would exceed expectations. The school also placed great emphasis on maintaining a low teacher-to-pupil ratio to ensure maximum progress for each student.
The school has always had a profound effect on visitors. People walk through SCHI’s doors and experience humanity in its purest form. They see care and dedication that don’t exist elsewhere in their lives. It is always extremely moving, leaving an indelible impression on them.