Thursday, June 16, 2016

Its a long Friday whats the rush

Tomorrow Erev Shabbos because of a conflict with the short day schedule at the public schools, the private schools will have early dismissals to accommodate the busing. Girls schools will be dismissed at 10:45 am meaning the girls will be in school a bit over an hour. Boy schools are also ending an hour early. More so parents may not be home in time and are forced to make arrangements. Its a very long day why cant schools end a bit later and either have carpools for pick up or get busing? Is this too much to ask for a week before school is over? Its bad enough to be held hostage to the district like this but why are schools burdening all parents when all they have to do is go for another hour or two.

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  1. its time for us to take a stand. whats more important our children's education or traffic.

    we need our children to be in school for full days, not be sent home after an hour because the district doesn't want to give busing at 12 or 1230.

    if all the schools stop giving into the "askanim" and say they've reached the limit of the madness, which will cause the towns lousy infrastructure to collapse, the district, township committee, and all the rest of the clowns who are supposed to take care of the issue will wake up.

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  2. maybe its a bigger burden for parents to do carpool on a Friday?

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  3. Once again the bloggers are experts at pointing fingers. They love to bash the schools. The district doesn't care about us plain and simple. Last year the Igud tried to sue to get a stay against this short Friday and got nowhere. Why don't parents sue the district ? The schools were just notified 3 days ago. You expect them to change the schedules of hundreds if teachers and thousands of parents to stay an extra unexpected 2 hours later . Do you really think the teachers would stay until 2 instead of 11 30 or 12 ? You will say anything ridiculous just to say that the schools are bad. I happen to think that my children's schools are very good and work very hard to try to make the right decisions and I respect them instead of bashing them at every opportunity like your blog does

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    1. Most people think the schools try very hard and are great. The disdain is towards the school owners, who use their position as a means to increase their own power and prominence by climbing on the backs of am kodosh. Boruch Hashem they are not the ones actually being mechanech our children.

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    2. You cant have it both ways, the Igud and Roshei mosdos present themselves as the ones in charge we should trust them for decisions and leave all chinuch related issues to their expertise. Now your blaming parents? since when did the parents have any clue about what goes on with busing and the district? Did the parents call for the bus drill last year which backfired? NO it was the igud and roshei mosdos. So now instead of accepting responsibility and taking blame, you shift the blame on parents to absolve yourselves.

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  4. If you ask parents to do carpool,at least half will keep their kids home on Friday.

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  5. It is things like this that make me against vouchers. If our schools are so willing to be held hostage just for busing, imagine what they will do if the government is supporting them even more.

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  6. Busing is the problem of the parents. The schools try to help but I guess the blogger parents don't want that help

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  7. So basically when the Board of ed gives schools about 72 hours notice of a bad change ,you want the schools to call a meeting of all 20,000 parents and let parents decide what to do. That sounds like a great idea.

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  8. Now that the busing threat is no longer what will the Vaad/Igud scare the tzibbur to the polls with.

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  9. The best solution to avoid inconvenience is to have the private schools be in control and fund their own bussing and not take a dime from the statewide taxpayers. Otherwise a day or so of inconvenience is a great deal for the service they provide.

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  10. The private schools don't have the money to fund busing. They will go bankrupt. They can facilitate the process but every student will have to pay between 700 and 800 dollars per year directly to the bus companies depending on routes ,distance etc. For a family with 5 kids that is a nice chunk of change.

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    1. So with 5 kids each family would have to pay 4000 a year just for bussing? How much are the school component of property taxes......? I think the average number of children per family is more than 5, certainly more than 5 per taxable lot, especially when considering basement apartments. No wonder the town is so strapped for cash.

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  11. The Vaad has nothing to do with the schools. The Vaad is an arm of BMG. The Igud has nothing to do with BMG .It just recommends people who they feel will try to help your children. Everyone is free to vote for those who are anti our children. Its just a matter of the children getting less books and services if that is what the parents want.

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  12. If the state is now paying for the busing, they can fund the schools by paying them what it costs them so the schools can have their own buses. There are some private schools with their own buses. How do they afford it?

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