Thursday, June 30, 2016
State passes Lakewood busing bill
Assuming all goes as planned pending a signature from Gov. Christie there will be courtesy bussing for next year and perhaps thereafter. The NJ assembly voted for a pilot program tailored for Lakewood that will give the private schools control over the funding for state mandated bussing of their students. According to APP.com The vote was 41 in favor and 27 opposed, with two abstentions. The pilot plans on negotiating lower rates with bus companies that will leave extra money for courtesy busing. The township promised to fund the courtesy bussing for public school students not eligible for mandated bussing.