Lakewood: Special BOE Meeting On Bussing Crisis


Lakewood, NJ – The Lakewood Board of Education will hold a special meeting this evening, Thursday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lakewood High School Auditorium.

The purpose of this specially convened meeting is to discuss the recently failed referendum on courtesy bussing and the next steps toward a solution to the current transportation crisis.

Guest speakers will include the district auditor, the board counsel and the district’s transportation consultant.

As previously reported on Matzav, Lakewood Township officials concede they aren’t prepared for the chaos looming later this month when some 10,000 schoolchildren lose their busing. The school district has mailed letters home informing parents that courtesy busing will end effective February 26.

The bussing tumult comes after voters overwhelmingly turned down a last-ditch $6.2 million tax levy that would have kept the buses rolling through the end of the current school year. Nearly 99 percent of referendum voters rejected the proposal. As a result, nearly 10,000 children in grades K to 12 will have to walk or be driven to and from school.

{Dov Newscenter}


  1. Why don’t they rent the names of the buildings to corporations. Have the Tropicana Clifton Ave School and the Microsoft Lakewood HS.

  2. Wow walk to school? Nit azoy gegarlich most poskim would agreed walking is exercise. Put away the iPhone and walk 0k. Gevald

  3. Move back to Brooklyn. Here, B”H we have busing, EVEN ON SUNDAY’S. And our taxes, believe it or not, is LOWER than Lakewood.