The Agudath Israel New Jersey office welcomes the Lakewood School administration’s decision to issue contracts to hundreds of Title I paraprofessionals serving nonpublic school students.
Originally, the BOE had announced new onerous requirements that excluded hundreds of existing teachers hired by third party providers. This decision led to thousands of students not receiving required services.
Over the past several weeks, we have been advocating for a resolution to this crisis. On Thursday afternoon the administration conceded to our request and new contracts were issued. The children can now receive their services and the teachers can go back to work!
Agudath Israel thanks the district for acting in the best interests of the students and allowing them to resume their much needed services.