In an effort to stop students from traveling to Florida for mid-winter vacation, some Lakewood schools have introduced a new strict policy.
Last year, some parents told TLS their children’s schools made children sign papers they acknowledge they’ll be suspended if they’re caught going to Florida, while other schools made both students and parents detail and sign where they spent their mid-winter break.
This year, TLS has learned, some schools have taken it a step further, and warned students that should they go to Florida for mid-winter, they would not be allowed back in school for the equivalent amount of days they spent out of town.
“We understand students need a break, but traveling to Florida is a big no-no for many reasons,” a representative from one local Mosad told TLS. “Should parents feel a need to take children out, there are plenty of local activities they can attend without compromising their Chinuch.”