BREAKING: BOE Attorney Offers To Meet ‘As Long, As Often’ As Needed With Teachers Union Lawyers

The Lakewood School District recently received approval from the New Jersey Department of Education to reopen its public schools for in-person instruction beginning September 4th.

The district’s reopening plan, which was crafted in collaboration with numerous health experts, was determined by the NJ Department of Education to contain “all of the required elements” for a safe reopening. The reopening plan includes Covid-19 testing for students and staff, social distancing, and abundant sanitizer in all classrooms and public areas.

The district also invited the Ocean County Department of Health to inspect its schools and review its reopening plans, after which the OCHD also determined that Lakewood’s public schools have implemented the necessary precautions to ensure a safe reopening.

However, some teachers and staff from Lakewood’s public schools are adamantly opposed to the plan, arguing that it puts them at risk for infection. The teachers union has since gotten involved in support of these teachers and staffers.

This evening, Lakewood Board of Education attorney Michael Inzelbuch offered to meet with the attorney for the teachers union “for as long, and as often” as needed “to see if an understanding and/or compromise can be reached.”

Upon being contacted by TLS regarding the development, Mr. Inzelbuch said, “Our kids will get what they are entitled to in accordance with the law and our plan. However, the union has finally taken this seriously after months of silence from them. We will, of course, meet with them.”


Below is a screenshot of the email sent from Mr. Inzelbuch to Keith Waldman, the teachers union attorney.

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  1. tell the teachers unions to fly a kite! if Walmart, target ,Lowes employees have been working everyday through this pandemic, who do the teachers think they are to claim its to dangerous for them to come into school. Is there anything more essential then schools? ive seen teachers shopping, and out all over with friends and family, yet they claim its very dangerous to go to teach. Truth is, any healthy teacher that has such a attitude, is a bad influence on the children and sets a very bad example and aught be fired!

    • So many in Lakewood talk about ha’karos ha’tov and chesed thinking that our community is so great. Yet when our lives are in danger, they have no compassion.

      How dare you compare ME with a Walmart employee. No offense to Walmart employees but I am not a peddler.

      Furthermore, Walmart employees do not sit packed in a small room with 35 people for six hours. They are in open air environments. People walk pass them in a matter of seconds. I was assigned 35 kids. I had 27 last year. The administrative code only allow 24.

      I have degree in government from the University of Texas. I learned in BMG for 16 years. I have a degree in Educational Administration. I have a degree in law.

      We will be bringing hundred of millions of dollars to this town IY”H. I have been ridiculed and demoted. I have been passed over for promotion every year. At my age I will not sit in a class with 35 children during a pandemic.

      You compare me to a Walmart employee? Think about who you are talking about before you write.

  2. Branovicher I couldn’t agree more. I am a teacher in the district who wants to go back to work. Virtual “teaching” doesn’t work and is not beneficial to our students!

  3. we had 1200 kids in our camp this summer, and it was just fine. Thank g-d we all survived. Not sure when it comes to schools or business opening, everyone goes crazy

  4. no offense to walmart employees but i am not a peddler???

    to me it sounds like your a grouch and a disgruntled old timer who branavicher is describing.

    children are not taught by law degrees and educational administrators, they are taught by loving, caring, patient, creative, energetic, intuitive, educators.

    i think now more then ever is a perfect time for retirement

  5. All lives matter. Both public and private schools need to listen to the advise of public health experts who have said that we need to take proper precautions. Anybody that thinks this virus is over is just in denial and is acting contrary to medical opinion.

    • Problem is since this became a political disease, there is no consensus among public health experts.
      Remember, even davening outdoors, we were all going to die until the public health experts decided that rioting and looting was not that dangerous anymore?

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