Monday, March 21, 2016

State monitor to slash Courtesy busing for next year among other cuts reports the State monitor is proposing major cuts to plug a 12 million dollar hole. Lakewood- A proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year eliminates courtesy busing, slashes 68 teaching positions, and cancels all middle-school sports and clubs, among other draconian measures aimed at closing a projected $12 million deficit. The Board of Education is scheduled to vote tonight on the tentative budget at a special meeting at the high school, starting at 8 p.m. Some of the cuts -- although notably not the cancellation of courtesy busing service, which would affect more than 10,000 schoolchildren -- could be avoided if voters approve a series of seven itemized referendum questions totaling more than $8.3 million in additional tax levies in November. read more at


  1. Azzara is really delusional to the point of needing phsycological help. He wasted $400k of our tax dollars on a referendum that was defeated, when the taxpayers bussing was at stake

    Now he thinks a referendum for even more taxes will pass, when the taxpayers bussing isn't even on the table?

  2. eventually after many referendums people will get sick of going out to vote and a huge increase will be passed