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. 

23 comments:

  1. Incorrect. If this happens ,then there will be some extra money towards courtesy busing. Its a great thing because without this there would be zero. But there still won't be enough to guarantee everybody busing. My guess is that some people will have to pay something to get busing. A lot less than without this bill but nevertheless still something. Its unlikely that there will he such a surplus that will allow everybody who got busing this year to get busing for free

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  2. As a parent entitled to Aid in lieu for busing how can the mosdos take it from me. I want to make my own transport arrangements.

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    1. You sound selfish. You reside in a society that has thousands of children that need transportation and it's sad that you haven't yet realized that we all must to do what's best for the safety of everyone's children.

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    2. I agree - I can spend the $800 per child better too.

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  3. If the township has all this extra money why not pass it on back to the taxpayers.

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    1. township? this is boe, not municipality. and this is giving it back to the taxpayers by providing bussing.

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    2. The funding is coming from the municipal budget because of safety concerns . The BOE has no money they keep on making referendums.

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    3. wrong. the funding is from the BOE budget. please don't make things up if you don't know.

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  4. Kanarek schools need it the most so most of the kids live less than 2 miles. Those parents may have to pay in. Schools in industrial park most kids are covered by mandated busing.

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  5. That would not be fair if private schools have to pay in but the township will pay courtesy busing for public school students.

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    1. life ain't fair.

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    2. so send your child to public school

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    3. The Township will only pay after the privates are cared for in other words at that point no marking a $bill and saying this is your, but if 70% is cared for they give the last 30% to make it happen

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    4. The monitor got rid of courtesy busing it hurt the public school kids. The private schools have figured out a way to get the mandated bussing away from the district control and they will run it more efficient and less costly. as far as the PS kids the township will pick up the tab where the district left them with no bussing.

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  6. Who will be controlling all the money? who will decide which schools get and which ones pay in? Will it be equal to all?

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  7. Its not schools getting ,its students getting.

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    1. Na nach nachma Nachman meuman.
      Believe the propoganda, it makes for a quieter life

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  8. Yes but who is controlling all the AIL monies this new "entity" has to get all parents who are eligible on board and than negotiate with the bus companies.

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  9. The point was to get the busing out of the control of the state monitor

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  10. Enough of all this self congratulatory PR its about the kids not about YOU and ME or any Askan.

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  11. This pilot was written as a kick back to only apply to our town and our community. Our children may have bussing, but we are again in a bad light, getting favors from politicians in exchange for guaranteed votes.

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  12. Rible voted to increase ur gas tax...now he pushed through this bill. So all is good?? Right...

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  13. Governor will not sign

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