One of Three Vendors Begins School Services

boe emergency meeting 2Tree of Knowledge, one of the three third-party providers in Lakewood has today resumed providing services for the 2014-2015 school year, based on the letter of intent, a Board official confirms to TLS.

The vendor today provides nursing and shadows.

The other two vendors, which provide other services as well – including IDEA, Title 1 and 192 and 193 services, are still reviewing the contracts to ensure their services provided are properly covered and will receive reimbursement. They did not rely on the letter of intent provided by the BOE following the emergency meeting.

Until the contracts are finalized, the approximately 2,000 children will remain without services.


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  1. אפי׳ בשעת הסכנה לא ישנה אדם את עצמו מן הרבנות שלו וכתוב רשי על זה שלא יראה מבוהל ומפחד ומתייקים מפני שונאיו מפניו

  2. Why is the IDEA funding that is provided for STARS and SPECIAL CENTER being held up?

    Both Superintendent Winters and State Monitor Azzara said they were not aware of any issues with the IDEA funding and neither BOE president Zlatkin nor attorney Zitomer raised any issues with it – so why are these services not being provided based on the intent?

    Is it possible that the IDEA services are now being withheld as leverage in the negotiations over the significant and contentious dispute over whether Chapter 192/193 services can be given – as has been until now – by pulling kids out of common core classes – which the State now claims is supplant and not supplement?

    If this is the case it would be a bit like the situation we had a few years ago with no girls’ schools open until all girls have a school…

  3. in public schools, the students who get resource pull out get it during the same period the rest of the class is learning that subject, such as reading. why now they not letting that in nonpublic?

    can tls please post an article explaing everything that happened including definitons for idea, 192 and 193?

  4. Tok always puts students first! I am so glad they were able to work out to start some services! Good for the students and the employees! Kol hakovad to them!

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