Tuesday, September 6, 2016

LSTA: No bus pass if you don't pay the $150

The Lakewood girls schools have notified the parents they must come tonight to pick up the bus passes for their children. Those who are getting courtesy busing must pay $150 or they will not get the pass. In addition drivers were instructed not to pickup any students that have no bus pass. Bais Rivka Rochel told parents they have to pay $100 now and can give $50 in January.  parents have to pick up the bus pass tonight 8 pm and drop off checks for the LSTA. Bais Tova also told parents who won't pay will not receive a bus pass. 

23 comments:

  1. Chutzpah!!We are paying highest property taxes in the nation. The township is giving 2 million for courtesy busing of public school kids. The orthodox parents must pay. This is discrimination it's time to take action. We should all attend the township meeting next Thursday and highlite lite this double standards.

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  2. So much for transparency from the LSTA they are not being truthful about what is going on. The lakewood poop is in the tank with the vaad and self appointed askanim who pulled this consortium off only to make poor people pay even more.

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  3. When we get an accounting of how much they are spending on expenses including the directors salray, then they can ask us for money? I don't recal them advertising the director position. I am sure there are some well abled people who would do it for less.

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  4. Where is Avi schnal, the vaad, Igud, always quick to make statements. Isn't it ironic they lobbied for a security bill that was discriminating against private schools giving private schools $75 per kid yet right here on lakewood the township gives public school children free courtesy using but orthodox Jewish kids have to pay.

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  5. Don't pay the $150. It's illegal eventually the township or BOE will come up with another million.

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  6. Administrative budget for the newly formed LSTA is. $500,000. B'h people have parnasa.

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    1. keep in mind we are already paying for - with our tax dollars - a very competent director of transportation within the board of ed, who until now managed public and private school busing

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  7. Please provide a source for 500k allocated for administrative costs?

    What do you think administrative costs should be?

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  8. The law was written so that each school that pulls out gives up the right to ask for their students to bus because they will do it with themselves. So that's the end. We all have no legal means but.. the other easy would be worse.
    Remember it's not a lakewood issue, Monsey is facing the same. All areas that have 60% orthodox kids have the same problems. The laws have to changed but it's a long process

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    1. Not true. The consortium is only responsible for mandated busing of private schools. They never took responsibility for courtesy of private schools. Therefore even if the lsta picks up the non mandated kids it's not their responsibility the way this bill was written. Since the BOE paid for courtesy bussing of public school children they have to offer the same to all lakewood children including those in private schools. The $150 charge is not needed since the township or district must pay for private schools too.

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  9. I smell fraud I'm the air.
    It's about time all schools get together and have all parent apply for public school....

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    1. It would save millions of dollars in bus routes, and help with traffic. With enough orthodox kids, there will be less influence from outside sources (bad shows, Internet, etc).

      Of course, the public schools would never go for separating the boys and girls on buses. So perhaps the parents would be forced to drive anyway.

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  10. Kravetz's salary is what?

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  11. At first the askanim promised the world we will take care of all the busing in Lakewood. Not a word about charging parents money or that they may not have enough routes picked up. They are playing this game as it goes along springing surprise after surprise on the olam. This was nothing more than a high jacking of the busing, so a few well connected big mosdos can get what they want.

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  12. Here's an idea, nobody pay, the contracts will collapse, and the traffic will be a nightmare, and magic the missing monies will suddenly show up.

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  13. Can someone please post which schools have busing tomorrow

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  14. I am paying the $150 per kid to kanarik.for me thats a total of $600 which was supposed to go towards the school dinner......

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  15. The Mexicans in the public schools that get courtesy bussing don't have to pay a red cent. We Lakewood "tax-payers" are footing the bill.

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    1. Your racism is disgusting. The Hungarians/galicianers/litvaks/syrians/poilishe etc. are all the same. Stop the foolishness

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  16. Why are public school parents paying less? Their children are only bused to 6 different schools, and only the one they are closest to.

    Running buses to 120+ schools is raising the contracts to a point where you have to pay above the already-high tuition, and it's not fair to anyone... Not the parents, not the town, not the taxpayers.

    It's a shame they couldn't consolidate various schools into larger buildings- share the expenses and the bus routes.

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  17. South of the border students are all getting courtesy bussing and don't have to pay because lakewood taxpayers are covering it.

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  18. Raboosei dont pay the money!!! you may not be happy with your bus route and stops. It may be cheaper for you and more convenient to arrange your own transportation.

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  19. what was really going on?? why did kanarek and mandelbaum go though all this to grab control of busing? to create a bureaucracy? the 500k administration budget? this whole project is suspicious.. need more light to emerge to be able understand it..

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