Lakewood – The public school district is broke and will be heading to the county and state for help because a huge influx of private school children -double what was anticipated for this school year – left the district about $4 million short in transportation and special education costs, said Board President Carl Fink.
“The bottom line is we are broke,” Fink said following the September Board meeting held Monday night.
Lakewood received 5,700 new private school children this year, about double what they anticipated from the trends of previous years. About 2,000 more private school children will be added to the rosters by June, according to trends.
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