Friday, August 11, 2017

Special Board To Oversee Future of SCHI: Emergency Campaign

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I am writing to you now because the school is in crisis. The school is on life support. A special board is overseeing this emergency campaign and what will iy”H follow, so that once the funds are raised, such a monetary crisis will never rear its ugly head again.

SCHI has never said no to any child or parent. Funding or no funding, SCHI has provided every service, every program, anything and everything a special needs child has needed.


But the financial burden has grown too large and the school is in danger of closing. If we can’t come up with the needed funds, SCHI’s doors could close.

We parents fear that the unthinkable might happen.

Walk into the school and you’d have no idea of the crisis at hand. The teachers are teaching, the kids are smiling, and the daily routine is normal – as it should be. But the need for action is urgent.

Parents of the school have banded together in truly inspiring fashion to scrape together money to save their precious SCHI. These are parents who are already carrying the unmanageable expenses of a special needs child. But they are doing all they can to prevent the tragic closing of this school from taking place under their watch. They have extended themselves beyond their capabilities in a campaign to save SCHI.

Time is of essence.

And time is not on our side.

But people’s generosity is.

We are reaching out to others with the opportunity of a lifetime. You have the opportunity to step up to the plate and help save SCHI. It is a zechus that no one will be able to take away from you. Down the line, when we look back on this trying ordeal, you will each be able to say that when SCHI was under duress and in true danger of closing, you stopped the unthinkable from happening.

A special board is overseeing this emergency campaign and what will iy”H follow, so that once the funds are raised, such a monetary crisis will never rear its ugly head again.

Please. Jump in. Do what you can. Do it for the children. Do it for their parents and siblings.
Also, tax deductible contributions can be made out to SCHI and sent to SCHI, Parents Emergency Campaign, 345 Oak Street, Lakewood, NJ, 08701. Please write “SCHI Parents Emergency Campaign” on the check or envelope. Donations can also be called in to 732.886.0900, ext. 1607.

42 comments:

  1. Remind me again what percent of our property taxes go to SCHI ?

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    1. A nice percent. But id rather pay it and in that zechus have healthy children.

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    2. it's about 25% of the local property tax money going to the boe which is about 55% of your total property taxes. i'll let you do the math.

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    3. Why the assumption that one has to do with the other?

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    4. One childs tuition in SCHI is the equivalent of 15 tuitions to another school in town, and they dont get government funding. maybe pay another school 15 tuitions as a swgulah for healthy children

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    5. If the cost ratio of a special child in schi to a regular child is 1/15, something is very wrong with this formula. No wonder boe os bankrupt!

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  2. They had to pay 3 million dolllars back to the state as of last week.
    That money has to come from somewhere.

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  3. Why all of a sudden 3 million?

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  4. Breaking first report Michael sneezed. Can someone explain the infatuation between MI and the Lakewood Scoop. Why is it important to publicize anything that MI did, didn't do or is going to do. There are serious issues going on around us do we really have to be subjected to this nonsense.

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    1. Why do you look at the poop. It is full of paid content pisted as news items. Its a platform controlled by the Vaad abd used as its propaganda arm.
      If you pay or give bill boards you can probably write about yourself too.

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  5. Can someone please explain to the readers of this site why in the world is Schi at the brink of closing if they make tens of millions a year. This story is has more holes then a slice of Swiss cheese.

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    1. Like all stories you gotta read between the lines or the holes.
      Part of the settlement with the state they have to repay 3 million. A new board is taking over going forward and at this point if they don't have the money s judge can decide to shut it down and send the kids to another facility that may not be equipped to deal with the disabilities.

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  6. First of all no judge would send a disabled child to a facility which is not equipped for disabled children. Secondly, the 3 million is available to be returned. You just have to find out who pocketed all those millions over the last handful of years.

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  7. SCHI ges $120,000 tutionn a student who has a personal aide and $95,000 without.
    All students IEP's include ESY- extended school year, the summer program (in NY camps) which SCHI likes to fund raise for, calling it 'camp schi' insinuating it isnt paid for.

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    1. they arent paying the teachers and aids 120k per year. i understand it cost money to run a school but at the amount they receive per child per year plus the amount raised at dinner.... vs the amount they pay per child for teachers.... im no accountant but something is not right.

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    2. You make up numbers like it's a joke. They get paid 96k a student no matter what he issue is. The price is set by the state not by any local or school owner. I love how people complain about schi, just be thankful you don't need them!!!

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    3. A lot was done to help get the state ty o mandate. Let's stop there.

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  8. Students could only be placed in comparable or better frum progams -Lakewood has a few. SCHI isnt known for tolerating competition well; hence the fear mongering

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    1. public school students cannot be placed in "frum" programs. SCHI is a school for public school students with special needs. It is not a "frum" program.

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  9. It's an absolute chutzpah that a school paid with more than enough taxes "mismanaged" the money and now is collecting that from the parents and people of this town.

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  10. R' Asher Eisemann is a great tzadik!! His whole life is about helping these special kids with the upmost care possible which is why people out of state with such a kid move to Lakewood specifically for this school. His salary of $120,000 per year is public information when anyone in his position take a much higher salary. This whole story that he stole is obviously FAKE NEWS!! Even the app alleged that he stole $600,000 over 25 years... it's a joke... who would steal so little... he might as well take a higher salary!! FAKE NEWS!! Please get your facts straight before you badmouth such a holy Jew.

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  11. I know nothing about this rabbi eisseman. He maybe a tzadik the way you describe him . Two things. One. What happened to the tens of millions which come in every year?
    Two. People who are comong in from out of town with thier special children are not coming for rabni eismsnn. They are coming because of schi which offers a nice package for all walks of like especially yiddin. If donald trump were running it , these same ppl would come. Stop hocking already. Theres no reason to raise money. Just figure out where all the 10's of millions each year went to.

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    1. You have no idea how much it costs to run such a place... when you have such a kid you'll understand.... afcourse it matters that rabbi Eisemann is running it, were it not for him it would have not been the great place it is now. Look at other similar institutions, SCHI is miles ahead of all of them. There is a reason for this and it comes from the top... Rabbi osher Eisemann!! He is not trying to steal anyone's money he can just raise his measley salary which he chooses not to because he is not in it for the money rather for helping these needy children. So if they are trying to raise money that's because it's truly needed.

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    2. Please explain what this 3 million dollars is needed for?

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    3. Your telling me that i have no idea how much it costs to run a place like schi. Being that you do know what it costs , why dont you let us in on this big secret and explain to us the various cost of 10's of millions a year. pleasr tell us so we can call it a day and apologize to u for mismanaging the money.

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  12. If I tell you what they need it for will you donate? Do you really sincerely care or are you just trying to spread hate? To answer your question, there are a number of very expensive things that the government doesn't cover, camp, adult homes, handicapped pool, and many different things that make it possible for these children to grow and have a better life. So instead of just blaming and making assumptions... DONATE NOW!!

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    1. Excuse me Camp gets paid for by Lakewood Township board of Education. Its not fair to spread fear that all of a sudden a school that id fully funded by the Govt is about to shut down. at least be honest of what this is all about.
      additionally there are kids from outside lakewood who go to the camp why burden Lakewood when you can collect in other communities.

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    2. You still didnt break down the cost of tens of millions year.
      Break it down for us so we can at least find the missing 3 million which they owe the government.

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  13. Camp is not fully covered... and like I said there are many other expenses that are not covered/fully covered... actually they are not only burdening the Lakewood community, they are trying all the avenues possible. If you don't want to donate I get that but please don't make up stories...

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    1. in 2016 Lakewood BOE paid close to $400K for 50 kids at Camp SCHI thats $7,900 per camper is that what you call not fully covered?

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  14. Again you talk like you know how much it costs... you absolutely have no idea... there are definitely things that they don't cover like I said before; pool etc... the details are not so important... what is important is the fact that for some reason you are badmouthing a place that's run with upmost integrity with proof to back it. Rabbi Eisemann can very well take a much higher salary... either you are jealous, just a plain hater, or simply have a guilty conscience that you didn't donate, and maybe a combination... but it's pretty obvious that they aren't just floating with money and want more...if he would be your brother or you would have such a child perhaps your attitude would be very different and you would see the truth... I just hope you won't have to learn the hard way...

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    1. Again you keep avoiding and ignoring the serious questions here. Please answer what this emergency campaign is about that SCHI could close Down.
      The average taxpayer donates $2,500 a year to SCHI. They have every right to know what is going on. The more you avoid the issues and call people haters it only hurts your cause even more.
      Please and why $8,000 from the boe per child for camp is not enough.
      Also it should be public that camp SCHI has children from other communities as well and not an exclusive Lakewood camp.

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  15. To anon @ 10:10pm & 2:16pm. Why are you not recognizing the fact that every taxpayer in Lakewood has been contributing huge amounts to SCHI through their property taxes? And anyone who questions SCHIs management of the funds is not a "hater" just someone who'd like to know what being done with "their" money? And yes "the details are VERY important", since this is an institution that takes heavy sums of money from each one of us, they OWE us an accounting. Oh, and your stories about Rabbi Eisenman being a tzaddik - please save them for some other time - not when he's coming for our money. (The gall you have you go on attacking a guy who asks question using terms like "hater", "jealous", "guilty conscience" etc. How dare you!! These are legitimate questions that need to be answered!!!)

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  16. You keep missing the point...it's very simple. Schi goes out of its way to make sure these children get the best care possible which ends up costing much more than what the government gives... It sounds like you think you know what's going on, so you should definitely also know the extravagant expenses as well... the only reason you don't understand something this simple is because you are blinded with your hate! For some reason it's hard to believe you are simply curious... you are #FAKENEWS!!

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    1. The only One blinded IS YOU!
      Your comments are bordering on stupidity and simply dumb and pathetic. Your trying to deflect the truth by by hiding behind the children of SCHI.

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    2. Classes in Lakewood private schools used to max out at 20 students, then they went up to 23, now the average is 30 students per class.

      Ask any teacher of parent, and they will tell you that there is a massive difference to the detriment of the students, between having 20 or 30 students per class.

      Yet, the changes were made, and the classes grew larger due to economic constraints. Compromises needed to be made in the education of our children, in order for the system not to collapse.

      Yet for some reason, there is no compromise with SCHI.

      Do not get me wrong, I am very sympathetic towards the parents of these children, as well as the children themselves, and understand that their schooling will cost significantly more then the schooling of other children, but I do not understand why any form of compromise is out of the question, while that is standard practice for the other 25,000 privately educated students in town.

      I know this is a delicate subject, but this has been bothering me for a while. Ideally, you would never want to compromise education, but we don' live in an ideal world, and fiscal constraints are a reality.

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  17. The Busing costs for Special ED students VS Regular students is also not proportional. To bus a special needs child can cost 15 vs $864.
    Tgey need a special bus plus a nurse on the bus. Some parents opt out but are still getting paid 15k to drive their kid to school.

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  18. Untill u can tell us what cost what, no body will take u seriously. You are very much beating around the bush without answering important questions.

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  19. I do not work for SCHI nor am I affiliated with them but what I do know is that they are an amazing institution with upmost integrity! Does everyone on government programs need to publicize how much money they make and where it is spent?? The bottom line is that they answer up to the appropriate sources. Even the... app only ALLEGED that he stole $600k in 25 years... that's a joke... and Rabbi Eisemann is obviously innocent!! ...

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    1. Your trying to deflect the important questions which the tax payers have a right to have the answers to. Where does the 10's of millions a go to? And why do u need now 3 million more?

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    2. Why is it a joke that the app alleges that he stole 600 thousand dollars over 25 years?

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