Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Schools tell parents no courtesy busing if you dont pay the $150 fee

Schools sent home notes to parents of non mandated children informing them they must sign up now and pay the $150 per child fee to the LSTA if they want busing next year. The Lakewood Cheder so far has not enforced this and did not bill or charge any of its parents for the $150 fee. As things stand all public school students who are not mandated are receiving courtesy busing free of charge paid for by Lakewood township. Children in Private schools and yeshivos depends which school you go to if they are enforcing the fee. Not clear why the LSTA is using the schools as proxy and not reaching out directly to all private school parents.

43 comments:

  1. Souldnt the money collected go to the BOE and not LSTA?

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  2. If the Lsta had to deal with 15000 parents it would cost them a lot of money. Then you would complain why they are spending so,much money in overhead. Whatever the Lsta does does not seem to suit you.

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    1. Is the LSTA a government entity?

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    2. And your point is?

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    3. Anon: do you work for the LSTA? you have all the right answers.

      The fact is: Public school kids get free courtsey buses, while us, orthdox jews dont.
      Fact is there is no way to walk safely to school- and you are charging.

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    4. simple question- how much are the private schools gaining off this bill? if it's more than what the township is paying for the public courtesy kids than what's your ta'ana?
      if you want the government to pay bec. there isn't a safe way to walk, go lobby trenton... it has nothing to do with the lsta...

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  3. DONT PAY!!
    they are blackmailing you. and it is not legal.
    there should be a class action lawsuit against them

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  4. why should public school parents get non mandated for free but private schools have to pay. This is basic discrimination. why should the school pay the mailings for this? if it's lsta issues. let them deal directly. yesterday bussing was off schedule. today either cancelled or delayed. hello, wake up

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    1. instead of appreciating the effort the LSTA put into ensure there would be bussing yesterday, you complain.... do you realize most districts in NJ didn't have any school at all?

      Don't you think this creates massive difficulties with bussing as many bus drivers had their kids home?? yet for the most part bussing ran smoothly....

      Yet you can only see the bad.....

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    2. instead of appreciating the effort the LSTA put....blah blah blah..
      What a sheep!! So we had busing yesterday and therefore they can rob us blind....
      and dont forget as long as you get you $80 a week your never allowed to say anything

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    3. as part of the deal struck between trenton and lakewood, lakewood township is paying for non-mandated public school busing, trenton is kicking in a ton of money for the non-mandated private school busing, and we have to pay a little.

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  5. the township should cover it just like the public schools

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    1. I am not sure if this is a troll account or not, but I will still respond to your comment. Part of the state pilot agreement that created the LSTA was the township would cover public schools courtesy bussing for three years. Let's work with LSTA to make internal changes that can cover all of our students next year and stick to the original dollar contract Singer got for us. This is our opportunity to show what our leadership can do.

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    2. it says no such thing in the state agreement.

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  6. So your beef is with the township. What do you want from the Lara.

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  7. The township is discriminating against private school students. Bring this up at the township meeting tomorrow evening. The township has enough money to pay for the courtesy costs. They can not legally only pay for non mandated public school students. If cheder parents are not paying than no one should pay.

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  8. Go to the local rabbonim and get a letter that no one should pay. If thatt doesnt work sue them. There are free orgs which will help you sue for anti discrimination.

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    1. CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT.

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  9. Are parents in bais faiga and the cheder paying the $150?

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    1. i send to cheder. LSTA sent me a bill, and i paid it.
      So I dont know where these facts are coming from

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    2. Cheder did not send out bills and the LSTA didn't either. stop making up stories.

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    3. Anonymous 8:13, you were scammed. Someone stole $150 from you. I am sure he will convince you, when he meets you, that he had your best interests in mind

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  10. mach zich nisht naarish $150 a year for busing is bupkess. Yes it's not fair the township is paying for public school kids but the alternative is no courtesy busing at all.

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    1. Why are you so sure that is the alternative?
      Maybe the alternative is something else?
      I don't believe them at all. Why should we blindly trust someone for $150? Would you give $150 to some stranger who says that's your only option?

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  11. Can anyone explain what is the point of having the Lsta over the boe? If the boe cant make this work that how will lsta make it work?

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  12. Why isn't the alternative to charge the public kids too??

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  13. There are some people who would rather that there he no courtesy busing at all ,than to have the township pay for the public and not for them. They live on having complaints about everything.

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  14. The public school kids won't or cant pay. Bottom line the bill would not have passed if the twp didn't pay for the public. So its your choice. Either have absolutely no courtesy and even mandated would be regulated in a way that most of our Mosdos can't use it vehamevin yovin ,or have the twp,pay for the public and you have to pay 150.

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    1. the bill says nothing about the township having to pay for public school courtesy bussing. stop making things up.

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  15. Whoever got the bill should go back and ask for administrative costs, that should take care of all the problems.

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    1. what a genius idea.. people should work for free

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    2. The budget does not allocate money for administrative costs hence the $150 per child charge.

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    3. there's no funding for non-mandated kids - hence the $150 per child charge to cover a small amount of their bussing cost

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    4. The LSTA only came to be to save courtesy busing. They got extra money from the state for it. The excuse to charge $150 was that they didn't get all the mandated routes therefore they are short. With that logic parents should not have to pay the fee for next year since they will have all the routes covered.

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    5. If the state was willing to give *extra money* money to this new org called LSTA they why pray tell didnt they just give that money to the BOE. Why do we need a middleman? To give soneone parnassah? This whole thing stinks of corruption!

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  16. Here is the issue woth the LSTA.

    They got the money accounting for all bus routes being filled. The problem is, they couldn't get their act together and many routes were not picked up by the bus companies. They will be paying $884 as aid in lieu to each child who was not bussed. No bus route is that expensive and they did not account for such a budget. These 'experts' did not understand what they were doing and they are scrambling to find an eitza.
    Add to this those parasitic schools, such as CBT, who have their own busses and receive the aid in lieu for each child, charging the LSTA much more than what they are giving other schools and you have a problem

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    1. Yoi used the word *they* please explain who * they* is.

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    2. Is the lSTA a government entity?

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    3. i don't think CBT or any other school busing their students receive aid in lieu they get paid just like jays does for the route p.s. that type of system of schools doing the busing would be much better

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    4. 'They' is LSTA. A little reading comprehension lessons would have helped.

      In the CBT form they send home to sign, it says $882.

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    5. You used the word *they* 7 times in one comment without explaining who u are referring to.

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  17. Learn how to write and articulate so you wont have people questioning you. Its as simple as that.

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