Saturday, November 21, 2015

Why bussing?

Once again the monitor or district threaten us with cutting courtesy bussing scaring the tzibbur to vote for a tax increase. Courtesy busing is not the ONLY non mandated item in the budget. There are many other programs, after school programs, sports programs that are not state mandated but for some reason these programs never get put on the chopping block. Those who administer these programs are well protected keeping it off any referendum. These programs cost millions of dollars more than what it costs for the non mandated courtesy busing which  is only for kids who live within 2.5 miles of their school. The township must provide busing by law to students who live more than 2.5 miles from their school makes no difference if its private or public school. The tax payers who send to private school all they get in return is bussing, it should never be put on the chopping block.

20 comments:

  1. I humbly side with the state monitor. genug shoin with bussing, lower. the taxes and we will pay for our own busses. as an aside, our mosdos scheduling will no longer revolve around board of ed busssing

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    1. I agree. lower the taxes, forget state bussing. Baruch shepatrani. The tuition we already pay to our schools should be able to cover private bussing. And before you respond screaming, 1. find out the TRUTH about our tuition money from people in the know. 2. do a little math and tell me where the extra tuition money is going.

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    2. What a stupid comment. how dare you accuse struggling mosdos of taking extra money. What do you know?

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    3. What do you know?? I also almost started screaming...out of ignorance. But then I started thinking and asking.
      Prove him wrong.

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  2. If there is so much money to be made from tuitions , why dont you open a few schools and make all the millions . There is a need for several new schools

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    1. Id rather make money the kosher way. without strangling parents to and yungerlite to death.

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  3. Most schools have the same curriculum and same tyoe of teachers and rabeim. If you can offer a similar school for 1000 per year cheaper tuition ,you will have 5000 parents banging down your doors to get in to your school

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  4. They are not scaring the tzibur. Everybody knows the referendum will get voted down by a 10 to 1 margin.

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    1. dont count on it so fast. The last referendum for 35 million hvac system passed. The vaad was silent and the seniors voted for it.

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  5. On the contrary. Its an opportunity to make money on tuitions and be the only school not to strangle parents and yungerleit. You can do it right and make money while you are at it.

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  6. No chance this referendum will pass. Its different than the last one. Last referendum, if it was voted down ,the district would have spent the money anyway without getting 40 per cent from the state, so there was really no choice.

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  7. Just curious, what are the other non mandated services?

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    1. ESL second language program for adults is not mandated. Why no referendum on that.

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  8. If you take away all the other non mandated programs, it won't add up to the amount of money this one non mandated program costs. This is why they chose busing over other programs.

    Wouldn't you do the same? Be honest, if you run a business that needs cuts, wouldn't you cut one program that saves more then a few programs that save even the same amount?

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    1. Thats just not true. The after school programs cost plenty of money, the sports and athletic programs, the bi lingual programs, the bloated union salaries, the communal fund, the teacher training programs, the special ed programs that are not mandated.

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  9. Can we expect askanim to fight for us when they themselves get funding for non mandated programs they administer through their agencies.How much does lcsc get for its programs is there no conflict of interest for the vaad.

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  10. Union salaries are bloated but they are a fact of life in every district and every State . That is not to be confused with non mandated services . On another note just because we do not pay our Rebeim and teachers a decent living wage ,does not mean that we can expect that from the public schools .

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  11. The special ed programs are mandated . It just so happens to be that the vast majority of special ed money ( many many millions of dollars ) spent on special ed tuitions are for members of the kehila .So dont blame the district on that one .

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    1. The special children center do they get funding for after school programs. The type do unbelievable work just asking.

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    2. Does it cost over 100k per student? Why is schi paying more per student than the public system.

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