The planning board in Jackson this evening is hearing an application for Bais Yaakov of Jackson school.
Under the auspices of the Lakewood Cheder, the campus is hoping to construct three buildings on the campus.
All buildings would be for girls schools, one for an elementary school and two for a high school.
The Lakewood Cheder also recently purchased another property in Jackson, on which they are planning to build school buildings for boys.
UPDATE: The hearing concluded late last night, and will be continued at the next meeting. A vote on the project is expected during the next meeting.
So interesting to see frum people on the board after all of Jackson’s efforts to keep itself judenrein
I am glad Jackson learned its lesson, but I still feel the Orthodox should do more outreach to connect with the non-Orthodox community, even if you remain insular. Your visibility is only growing all over NJ and it will impact non-Orthodox communities, such as in regards to public school funding. What the owners of the Manchester kosher coffee shop did was a nice effort.
I hope as the Orthodox expand all over NJ and the building of Orthodox private schools exponentially grows their leadership will go to Trenton to address the funding formula. It is imperative or our public school systems will go bankrupt. There needs to be mutual respect between all communities (Orthodox and non-Orthodox) for their respective needs, especially for schooling of children.
I hope they get those buildings approved we need more schools the community is growing kneina hora and the need for more classrooms is a necessity
To Howell Neighbor, the orthodox leadership has indeed been going to Trenton and petitioning them for years and maybe even decades, to fix the broken and skewed school funding formula, but to no avail. I don’t have any insider knowledge but from the outside it looks to me like there are establishment people in the shadows in Trenton who block this effort every time and want to keep the formula as is. It must change.
I agree. Thank you for your reply!
I also feel there should be talks with the town committees and BOE on how many schools are going to be needed in surrounding towns in the decades to come. The birth rate is 5000 a year and many many more schools will be needed!
THIS is how we address the schools crisis. By building sister schools in Jackson, Manchester and Toms River. NOT by expanding inside Lakewood.
three words: shlomo yehudah rechnitz. where is he to save the lakewood high school crisis. superman
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