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    TheGoq
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    Apparently there is going to be a protest of sorts in Lakewood Tuesday and Wednesday the parents are being encouraged to not put their kids on the buses but instead to drive them to school those days and totally gridlock the town to show how it will be in the fall when private school kids will not be able to take public school buses.

    #1019332

    That is not true.

    #1019333
    TheGoq
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    Perhaps not but in was in my morning paper.

    #1019334
    TheGoq
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    #1019335
    Participant

    The only letter I saw has no letterhead and no signatures. Are there any other letters out there?

    Also, being that the letter encourages all students to be transported by car it can’t be an accurate reflection of what will happen if some children are denied bussing.

    #1019336
    👑RebYidd23
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    Busing is safer for the environment and dangerous for individuals.

    #1019337
    Logician
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    The majority of children will not be eligible. And many of those who are will have intolerably long rides, so many of those parents would end up driving as well. Although perhaps carpooling.

    #1019338
    Participant

    The majority of children will not be eligible.

    I don’t have the numbers but find this hard to believe. In most of the country schools are located in the residential neighborhoods they serve but in Lakewood many schools are located in industrial zones or other municipalities.

    And many of those who are will have intolerably long rides,

    I don’t believe that either. What makes bus rides long is the number of stops, not the distance traveled. Even with reduced bussing, Lakewood will still have much more eligible students per square mile than the national average.

    #1019339
    TheGoq
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    I find one line of the letter very distasteful

    So what if you disobey and put your kid on the bus they will be thrown out of cheder or what exactly?? Why is individual thinking so looked down upon why does everyone have to follow the directive from on high?

    #1019340
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Postponed.

    Goq, you’re reading way too much into it. They simply asked everyone to help in the effort.

    #1019341
    👑RebYidd23
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    Yeah, but mobs are bad.

    #1019343

    if were talking about school busing, where i live each kid is assigned a seat and has to buckle up. No talking to the bus driver even if he/she misses your stop or needs directions and if you don`t follow the rules than your off the bus no warning. its bad i hear

    #1019345
    apushatayid
    Participant

    “the drill” is covering over the real issue at hand. the lakewood board of ed is facing a budget shortfall. they cant raise the money because the state didnt grant a waiver on the 2% property tax increase cap, so they have to balance the budget by cutting services. one of those services proposed to be cut is “courtesy busing”. this is a budget issue. lakewooders who care should get involved in the workings of the board of ed, and start questioning its expenditures. perhaps there is money to be “found” in the budget by cutting wasteful spending. perhaps a compromise is in order, where the BOE and parents share the cost of transportation. it isnt a case where it is courtesy busing, or the busses are taken to another state. it is a question of who pays for it.

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