Tuesday, May 16, 2017

State gives Lakewood school district $8.5 Million loan

APP- LAKEWOOD - In the midst of a $15 million budget deficit, the Lakewood School District will receive $8.5 million in a state-aid advance from the state Department of Education that will "ensure a thorough and efficient education" for students by bringing back nearly 130 teaching jobs, restoring sports and extracurricular programs and buying new textbooks. 

The state aid, which will come as a loan, isn't enough, Laura Winters, Lakewood school superintendent told the Press, saying school officials are looking for long-term funding, "not a Band-Aid."  read more at APP.com

8 comments:

  1. Refuse the offer!! Enough Debt!

    Enough games. Why was Michael offered the job of boe attorney? Under what terms? Why did he decline? What did he want that wasn't being offered?

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  2. This is a tough call, don't want teachers to get fired and class sizes to explode. Read that it costs $26,000 a year for those students. Our schools are much cheaper, let's can give them some lessons on how to run a school.

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    1. It's not a tough call at all, aside for the problem with the funding formula, Lakewood is underfunded by the State at by over $10 million per year.

      Aside for having taxes raised at the maximum allowable by law, Lakewood residents kicked in an additional $36 million just 2 years ago.

      Time to stop bailing out the state. Time to stop taking the blame for the states inequities.

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    2. Yeshivos get huge financial donations for buildings and day to day upkeep. Our low tuitions don't cover the building costs etc... These funds are raised via dinners and building campaigns and generous family members of Yeshiva students. The BOE parents are not donating a dime. There is no comparison as to the running of a Yeshiva and a government run school. A Yeshiva has a purchasing department​ that looks for discounts. The BOE buys and pays huge amounts of money from a selected list of overpriced sellers that are in government contract. A Yeshiva can not teach the BOE how to run a school!

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    3. At 9:00, that is completely true. What would you say is the total operating cost per student accounting for donations and tuition to compare? Half or Third of government run school? If the BOE rebid the contracts they could get a better deal like the Yeshivos, and that would be a lesson as I see it. Vote BOE members and state representatives to get better contracts since that is where the problem is. More money from Trenton, at a loan to the town is bad for us, and a permanent grant is more taxes on everyone in the state.

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  3. Instead of sending all the Yeshiva kids to public school.... All the public school kids should be sent to Yeshiva. The. We would really save a lot of $$$

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  4. I just saw a picture of Coles, Miller and Lichtenstein addressing the high school students, apparently they just found out that Lakewood has a school district.

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  5. In the 'featured letter to the editor' in today's APP, the writer continues spewing the lie that the BOE is paying for courtesy bussing for the non-public schools. This is wrong, and the APP knows better. To feature this letter shows that they are just about spewing hatred. You want to read 'FAKE NEWS'? No need to look further than the Asbury Park Press.

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