Thursday, October 13, 2016

Lakewood BOE meeting tonight more spending

PUBLIC MEETING – 6:30 P.M.  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016  855 SOMERSET AVENUE
Agenda HERE


52. 
Approval to purchase 58 Apple MacBook Airs and supplies from Hunterdon County Educational Services Co-Op for $63,676.00 for Ella G. Clarke paid through account #20- 231-100-600-05-0999.
 53. 
Approval to purchase 5 Apple iPads from Hunterdon County Educational Services Co-Op for $2,395 for Related Services paid through account #11-000-216-610-15-0015. 
54. 
Approval to purchase 15 carts and 450 Chromebooks from CDW for $150,671.15 for the Middle School paid through account #20-231-100-600-04-0999. 
55. 
Approval for staff (Ana Faone, Mireya Espinosa, Karen Adams, Pat Short) to work nights and weekends processing Household Surveys at a rate of $30/hr, not to exceed forty hours paid through account #11-00-252-110-00-0000.
 56.
 Approval to purchase 30 carts and 450 Chromebooks from CDW for $174,089.30 for Clifton Ave School paid through account #20-231-100-600-06-0999. 

Special ed busing costs:
5. Approval to award a parental contract to the parents of Lakewood students in the amount of the per diem multiplied by the total amount of days not to exceed $17,000 Prorated Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, to transport their child to/from approved schools located in NJ, in accordance with NJAC 6A:27-1.5 and NJAC 6A:27-7.7. This assignment has been made in collaboration with the children’s CST, please see list below: 

                                        Per Diem  Total Per Diem 
 SCHIBC  SCHI  30  183  213  $79.20  $16,869.60 
 SCHISC  SCHI  0  166  166  $55.00  $9,130.00 

 BRRWR  BAIS RIVKA ROCHEL  0  174  174  $55.00  $9,570.00 

19 comments:

  1. What does the Per Diem mean? If a parent drives their kid to school they'll get $9,570 for Bais RR or $16,869 for Schi??

    Why so much and not the $884 that everyone else gets? Why only Bais Rivka Rochel???

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    1. Special needs kids get more for busing since they need a aid on the bus. Some parents of special needs kids opt out and drive their kids by themselves but they receive the full aid in lieu for services.

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    2. If a parent drives themselves they shouldn't get paid $17k!!! Crazy.

      And why special treatment for Bais Rivka Rochel?

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    3. That does seem crazy. If there is no busing available at a cheaper rate, then I can understand the aid in lieu, but to allow parents to opt out voluntarily, and paying them what amounts to a salary for doing so, seems nuts.

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    4. Are you ready to take it up with schi? thats a big chunk of your taxes.

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    5. Schi also attracts outsiders and non lakewood residents to move here since they have resources not available in out of town communities. The result is a burden on Lakewood taxpayers who find it harder to make ends meet with crushing taxes. Gedolim have to make a call on this but lakewood cannot financialy support so many special needs kids. Its effecting the quality of life for famillies whose parents are forced to take on more working hours and are away from their children. something has to give.

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  2. I can beat every single bid there by 50% and make a living for a whole year. Are these bids posted publicly? Or is this another Lakewood Township at work with our tax dollars?

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    1. it's the boe, not the township.

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  3. Go down to the meeting and demand full accountability, its not right that special needs gets almost 20X more for busing while so many kids have no busing at all.

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  4. Outrageous.
    chromebooks, most expensive on on amazon $172.95 x 450 = $77,827.50
    chromebok carts on amazon $391.99 x 30 = $11,759.97
    Total = $89,587.47.
    They are approving $174,089.30 - $89,587.47 = $84,501.83 of your wasted tax dollars.

    https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromebook-CB3-131-C3SZ-11-6-Inch-Dual-Core/dp/B019G7VPTC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476387300&sr=8-1&keywords=chromebook
    https://www.amazon.com/LUXOR-LLTM16-B-V2-Tablet-Chromebook-Charging/dp/B01H43HUQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476387421&sr=8-1&keywords=chromebook+carts


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    1. You can thank the state monitor who approves of these purchases he is here to save money lol.

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  5. Now I know why my tax bill went up $900 this year. Thank you Lakewood Vaad thank you Igud for looking out for the community. You told us who to vote for this is the result.
    Its time for the olam toi take over and throw out all self serving askanim who take advantage of the lakewood block vote for personal favors.

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    1. no one voted for the state monitors. they are dictators who were not voted in.

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  6. Your sinah and arrogance is beautiful. This has nothing to do with askanim or vaad or anybody else. The BOE has their crazy rules that come from Trenton through the monitor. The Mosdos have to fight this nonsense every day. The monitor makes the Mosdos order from only state contracts and does not allow them to buy from Amazon or other cheaper vendors. Any little thing the Mosdos need,its the few members who fight for them and are the only source of dealing with the monitors. The BOE administration is controlled by the monitors. The members have very little control over these State rules that the monitors initiated

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    1. This has very much to do with local tax money.
      1.The budget for special ed busing taxes comes out of local taxes, lots of the after school programs also comes right out of local taxes.
      2. Askanim, Vaad, Igud are responsible fore a lot of this they can not suddenly absolve themselves when it does not go their way. The state monitor was appointed to Lakewood as a result of self serving askanus when proper governing was ignored. The BOE was controlled by some yechidim who benefited for themselves and thereby overlooked wasteful spending that could have and should have been controlled.
      3. For the last 30 years the vaad and Igud would scare the tzibbur to the polls with letters of doom and gloom if we dont vote for their candidates we were told We would lose busing, taxes would go up etc.. well we voted for
      their candidates and taxes are out of control with no busing for thousands a failing school district with a state monitor oversight.

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    2. the va'ad is almost 20 years old, not 30. not sure when the igud officially started, but no one heard of it before 10 years ago.

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    3. This poster is like Trump. He couldn't care less about facts. Just throw out wild accusations and done people will always believe the lies

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  7. Its a crazy State rules by the monitors. But it happens that most of this is grant money which dies not come from local taxes. Its technology grant and Title grants that are federal and state grants. Its not an excuse to waste money but it doesn't affect the local tax rate.

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  8. Not correct. With the current state formula and the amount of private school kids plus the huge special ed costs to the outside school,there is no way in the world a district like ours can be solvent. The formula does not allow solvency with 30000 private school kids. So a monitor will always be here because even if you cut expenses ,the district will always he broke from the huge special ed budget and the mandated expenses for non public that the formula doesn't recognize. It is not possible to be solvent unless the formula changes.

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