Wednesday, December 16, 2015

School mess gets worse deficit now $9.5 million

Hold on tight your taxes are going to go up another $400- $500 the blame game begins.
At the Township BOE meeting last night it was announced the school deficit is even higher than expected according to a report in APP.com  "If the referendum fails, 9,866 students will be without buses beginning Jan. 30 Schools Superintendent Laura A. Winters said Wednesday" At that amount, the owner of a home with an assessed value of $300,000 would pay an extra $311.10 in annual school taxes Even if the referendum will pass which is unlikely it would still not be enough to get out of the debt. Read more HERE

24 comments:

  1. The money is being spent by the union and other self interests. Enrollment is down but they keep playing with the numbers. The mexican community is moving out to Freehold, Toms river and elsewhere. The opened a secondary location on county line rd as if to show that enrollment is up while in reality there are empty classrooms in the other PS buildings. They made smaller classes so more teachers can keep their jobs. A full audit is needed.

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  2. Someone needs to sue the boe and force them to sell one of their semi vacant properties, and thus reduce costs and have $$$$$ for their reckless shortfall. Of course instead of consolidating and selling the inefficient campus on Clifton, they spent millions on hvac and roof..... All so you know who can profit.

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  3. The schi monopoly is eating just as much $ as bussing. Negotiate their rates!!!

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    1. Why does it cost over 100k per schi student. they blame it on state mandatory curriculums which they helped pass on the first place.

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    2. Its well known that when The Sp Children Center was receiving out of district placements they billed HALF of schi (and still made a profit).
      Its all about ................

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    3. And then schi milks everybody again by their dinner. Schi should honor all the tax payers!!

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  4. Why is it always bussing on the chopping block?? Why is schi untouchable?? Nobody ever questions the millions going there.

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  5. Where is the vaad?? Where is Bob Singer? Where is Cory Booker? Why do we elect state officials who don't help we can't afford it anymore.

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    1. Cory is officiating gay marriages and helping Iran get a nuclear weapon maybe it's time that he actually does something for his constituents in Lakewood.

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    2. I hear Cory is coming to lkwd soon his first visit since he voted for the Iran deal. You think he can arrange for more state aid?

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  6. It's not just schi there are other programs such as esl and other after school programs that are administered through agencies run by vaas members and others in positions of power they are protecting themselves and continue to use the courtesy busing threat on the olam knowingly that it will deflect attention from them and fooling the olam to continue voting for the "small" tax increases.

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  7. Here's what has to be done. There should be a referendum on all non mandated programs. Let the tax payers decide which program to cut. There is absolutely no right to cut courtesy buying over other non mandated programs. List all the non mandated programs and their budgets and let the tax payers vote on it.

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  8. Instead of raising taxes, people should pay for their own private school busing. I bet it would be cheaper.

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    1. They are already paying a ridiculous amount in property taxes forget about raising taxes they are paying an average of 8-9 thousand all they get in return is busing.

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  9. Bussing isn't the main problem. Paying our own bussing will not help. Schi will continue to be paid millions. Makes no sense that nobody looks at that! Why is schi protected while the majority of the tax payers who only get bussing get shafted? Something smells!

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  10. How much tax money does LCSC receive from the boe and community tax fund

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  11. I agree with those who want to look at SCHI. They are getting a fortune of money but play on peoples sympathies. Time to show some sympathy to the taxpayer and require a full audit if they want to continue to receive funding.

    I laugh every time I see them have a fundraiser.

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  12. Whatever schi gets is mandated through the state. Some of the laws that were passed for special ed perhaps they hsd an influence do your homework. The focus should be on the non mandated programs that should be on the chopping block as well its wrong to single out courtesy busing

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  13. Harold why are you quiet on this issue??

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    1. He's busy writing a 10 page comment and we are all wait in patiently for it

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  14. SCHI is a registered public school so that is how they get so much dough

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  15. Every time people complain about SCHI raking in the cash, you have those guys that will start screaming "how dare you!" or "how would you like to have a kid in SCHI?".
    Basically we all have to sit back and watch tons of our money go to SCHI, huge amounts per kid, and we aren't allowed to question lest we be looked at as trying to throw special kids over the cliff. Are we allowed to ask what type of salaries are being paid there? or thats also off limits as well because its SCHI, and they are entitled to become rich on out backs no questions asked?
    How about having the books opened for everyone to see. after all its our money.

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  16. Schi gets what the states mandates. What you should be upset about is what was done in order to pass those laws where schi benefited from it. Lobbying to have parents decide where to send once its out of district etc...

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  17. The monitor should be fired, he was in control for the last few years the budget shortfall is under his watch. If there was no money how did he approve a raise in salary for the teachers. its not fiscally responsible to spend money you dont have.

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