WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday temporarily blocked the dismantling of the special public school district for disabled children in the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel in Orange County.

The Justices, granting an emergency request by state officials, postponed the effect of a ruling in which the Court of Appeals said creation of the school district violated the constitutionally required separation of government and religion, Pataki v. Grubet, A-1023.