Frum Mothers Request that Jackson BOE Move Bus Stops from Dangerous Roadways onto Safer Streets [PHOTO]

Frum mothers in Jackson this evening attended the Board of Education meeting in an effort to implore the members to move bus stops from dangerous roadways into neighborhoods.

Multiple mother initially contacted the BOE via email:

Below is an email from one of the parents:

”Hi!

I just received my daughter’s bus card by email. I am horrified that the Township would designate one of the most dangerous roads in Jackson as a drop off and pick up location for children! Whenever I walk there with my own children, me and my husband hang tight to them with a strong grip. Cars drive by at high speeds and there is a hill right next to the corner so the cars can’t even see the “entrance” where the pick up stop is situated as they advance on it!

I have received Jackson bussing in the past years for my other children, and the bus always came into the neighborhood and drove around the circle. That is the ONLY safe way to transport our children.

Please look into this ASAP and ensure that we have safe pick up/drop off locations for my daughter when school begins next week.

I am really really anxious about this.”

However, all the parents who emailed reportedly received the same response, indicating that there was no way to change it, as it would break the contract they have with the vendors.

At the meeting this evening, parents showed up in person asking for change for the safety of their children.

In response, the superintendent agreed to explore moving the stops into each neighborhood, so long as the bus companies do not break contract with them.

Parents are asked to email [email protected] with the name of their school and the stop they are at so the township can reach out to the bus companies and explore options.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Keep in mind that all the routes picked up through the township is covered in full and you don’t have to pay extra out of pocket, unlike 90% of the rest of Jackson kids that we all have to pay out of pocket an astronomical amount to fill in above the aid in leu so be happy and stop complaining that its a bit inconvenient.

    • I strongly disagree with you @Shocked.
      I have to pay the “astronomical amount” extra for most of my children (and I agree it is a ton more)

      But to say for the non paying people to “stop complaining that its a bit inconvenient” is not a fair statement.

      The one child that I am getting the free township covered busing, is almost a mile from my house.

      Unless that bus runs like clock work, it is almost not worth the busing. For a mother to have to bring all her other kids out to a bus stop a mile away, in the morning and the afternoons, rain or shine, snow or freezing temperatures, when buses can be running a half hour late at times, is not just a “bit inconvenient”

      That complete disruption of normal life.

      I would rather pay the extra $800 dollars per kid and get the busing to my door

  2. A big good morning Mr. Stein. You’re patently correct, Lakewood is not being mentioned so thank you for bringing that point up. Have a g’bentched 5784.

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