Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Busing now a factor when applying for school in Lakewood

Its registration season season now and parents are applying to schools.
What used to be a non issue is now a major factor for parents deciding on where to send their kids to school in Lakewood. Since not all schools have busing, parents are applying to the schools that do have. The Larger schools in particular have busing since they got the first bids from the LSTA. The smaller schools are no guarantee to have busing many still dont. Some schools arranged private transportation or  parents are car pooling, but in general its the smaller schools that will have a harder time with applications do to the lack of busing. For those living in Jackson its a headache too and people might start looking at distance when choosing a school.

8 comments:

  1. why is jackson busing a problem? the jackson township BOE pays for it & provides the busing for them

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    1. Because the LSTA is not picking up from Jackson and Jackson is not driving into lakewood.

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    2. everyone who moves to Jackson, howell, Toms river and brick
      knows that they're getting the huuuuge risk of not having bussing and honestly there is no reason why lakewood tax payers should pay for it

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    3. if someone goes to school in another town like a lakewood resident who goes to bais yaakov of Freehold. the BOE of where the child resides pays for her busing & is required to provide it.

      so jackson is required to pay for all jackson resident school students & also to transport them even if its to another town

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    4. Jackson pays the $884 but they dont have to actualy drive the children into lakewood. the parents can get aid in lieu. The LSTA can decide to pick up Jackson routes paid for by the Jackson BOE and transport kids to Lakewood schools.

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  2. As if the people in town have a choice of schools! THe schools choose whom they want to take. Most of the mere mortals without pull or other desirable things don't get to choose

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  3. If you are in the position to factor busing into your decision of which school you send children to count your blessings...

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  4. I live in Jackson, the township is mandated by the state to either bus my child to school or pay me 884 dollars. I then give that money to my child's school since they provide me with busing. The 884 is the state mandated amount regardless of where in NJ you live. So Lakewood is not paying for anyone else's busing.

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