While most girls in Lakewood, NJ, began their school year this week, one group of girls were noticeably absent. At the behest of the Rosh Yeshivos of Bais Medrash Govoha, all ninth grades throughout Lakewood remained closed due to the fact that there are still girls not accepted into any schools.
With as many as nine girls still sitting at home without a school to attend, the Roshei Yeshivos, who carry the burden of responsibility of the entire town of Lakewood, declared that schools should remain shut until the problem is resolved.
Askonim have been working tirelessly since, trying to find a place for each of these girls.
One school, Bais Kayla, has even shuttered their entire high school until the issue comes to a satisfying conclusion.