(AUDIO message from school obtained by TLS, and Letter from parent, below) Dear TLS, I’m not sure if people have heard or not, but Bais Yaakov Elementary School has closed down and will not reopen. At first we thought that the school will remain open at least until the end of this school year, but today a message was sent to the parents and staff that the school will not reopen. Does anybody have a solution to so many girls’ problem? No school is willing to accept the girls. Each school has another excuse. What are these girls and their parents to do?
Bais Yaakov was an amazing school with an excellent faculty and a friendly parent body. The school had a great education and focused on middos, too. It’s a loss for Lakewood that the school has closed down. It’s a shame that more parents did not know what a wonderful school it was and send their daughters there. I am not attempting to eulogize the school now. I am just stating the facts.
My point of this letter is to make people aware of the fact that Bais Yaakov Elementary School is no more and there are over 50 girls (I am unsure of the exact number) without a school.
Thanks for letting my voice be heard,
A Sad Parent
The following is the audio message from the school: In accordance to a court order, Bais Yaakov Elementary school will be closing. All parents are advised to please place their children in another school, and the teachers are advised to seek other employment. We would like to thank the teachers for their tremendous Mesiras Nefesh to the school and to the children as well. And the same applies to all the parents who stood by the school in all its trying times. Thank you very much.