Sunday, May 28, 2017
With Surplus Money, Why is Township not paying for private school kids
The LSTA is charging parents of private schools $150 per child if they are not eligible for mandated busing. Its what we call courtesy busing and parents must pay the fee. On the flip side Lakewood township is paying all courtesy busing costs for public school students who are not eligible for mandated busing. The township is paying over 2 million dollars from township funds to the Board of ed. There was a 29 million dollar surplus in the budget this year cant they give a another million and cover all costs of courtesy busing for all children? Is the township discriminating against the private school children you cant pay for one and not the other.
More so, the LSTA is using the schools to enforce the $150 fee but not all schools are making parents pay. Some Large schools are letting parents off the hook,which leaves the burden on the parents who have kids in smaller schools.
Its not right to choose and pick, if the township is covering costs it should do so across the board, If the LSTA is charging a fee it should be done across the board. Why is there a preferral treatment?