Monday, November 28, 2016

Lakewood BOE to look into out of district students

At the BOE meeting last week a resident asked the board what they are doing about out of district students attending public schools in Lakewood. The claim is that the bi-lingual nature of the Lakewood public school is attractive to outsiders, with students from nearby towns coming to Lakewood schools. Read HERE. The board responded by contracting a address verification firm that will look into the matter and match up all students with the home address they provide upon registering. The numbers simply dont add up, how does enrollment of public school kids keep going up when the community is moving out of Lakewood. There is no set amount but it could be in the hundreds, in addition there may be students who are no longer in the district but still officially enrolled on the books.  

11 comments:

  1. Lakewood's woes, traffic, busing, taxes, schooling, etc
    Yudel Shain was bringing Lakewood woes to to the fore-front 15+ years ago,
    everyone sat back.
    Lakewood residents are therefore now eating crow!

    http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2016/11/lakewoods-woes-traffic-bussing-taxes.html




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  2. I have been saying this for 2 years. Latinos living in other townships like Howell Brick etc. carpool their kids to the "address" they give the BOE. We are paying TENS of millions of dollar's to school other townships illegals! and what are our elected officials doings about it?? their too busy counting money they get under the table from ...(fill in the blank).

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    1. The officials are well aware about this problem but they will do nothing about it its too much job security for the district officials and they get more funding this way. This is costing Lakewood taxpayers millions.

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    2. " too much job security for the district officials"
      How much it too much? more than 10-50 million that we are estimated to be paying extra?

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  3. link doesn't work

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  4. East orange did a similar review a few years back and found over 600 students from Newark were attending the east orange district.

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  5. http://www.app.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2015/09/14/stealing-education-families-fake-residency-school/71484808/

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  6. My Mexican worker' son ,who lives in Jackson did not like Jackson HS,so he's in Lakewood High and we pay the tab. Wondering if some are being dumped into our system from our warm and fuzzy neighbors in Jackson,Brick and Howell

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  7. Address verification will not work.
    The reason no address verification was done until now is because more than one family often lives in a single family home. Many of these homes are protected from being inspected by some of our Committeemen. They do not want to upset the system. There is also the problem of getting busing for families that have illegal basements.
    As one very smart mayor from another town said to me in front of one of our Committeemen, "These guys don't want to fix anything because they might upset the wrong people,they just want to keep their jobs and get their pensions"
    Please come to the December 1st township meeting.

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  8. and all of the exempts trash is picked up on Saturday when the Township pays time and a half or double- Thanks committeemen.

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  9. Ever notice how the bus forms give a standard spot for 'mailing address', separate from the home address? Those people who filled in alternate mailing addresses should be the first to be investigated.

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