Saturday, November 21, 2015
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.