Tell us about your School Busing experience

On a daily basis, TLS receives complaints about various issues – some serious ones – within the busing system.

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  1. We’re experiencing what many are. 2 of our kinderlach don’t have bussing this year and 3 do.
    As yidden we need to be thankful for what we have.
    We drive our precious little ones to Cheder and guess what, we get to spend time with them. Which is such a gift as they grow before our eyes.
    Let’s thank the askanim for the buses that we have and not focus on what we don’t.
    That’s what my parents taught us.

  2. So far im very impressed with my kids busses. the drivers are nice and friendly not like last year when our drivers were from klarr. they were animals and treated the kids horribly

  3. I’ll say my point, but if it’s a good point, and talk about the source of it, I know it will not get posted, for obvious reasons….. So I just swallow it and wait by the bus stop for 40 min. And than another 20 in traffic….. And on local election day I vote for “the other” candidate. But I am happy for reb Jay shlita that after he bought out all bus companies in the region, and has the monopoly, he could save some more money on adding in another 2 routes before mine. Just please give me some of the maaser…

  4. Why is this even a question?? To invite negativity? It’s only the third day of bussing, of course there are issues. I think TLS should send one of their writers to LSTA, and any/all of the bus companies servicing our kids and have a write up of the hours and hours and hours, and some more hours that went into getting bussing off the ground!! It’s an unbelievable operation! Yes, there are routes that were not picked up, and def a shortage of drivers but we should be grateful for what we do have!! And this was all decided last year Rosh hashana, have your next year’s bussing (company and driver, route and stop etc) in mind this year!!! Ktiva vachatima tova

  5. Everyone likes to complain and point out the negative. I’d like to focus on the positive. As an admin I deal with Gidalya from Jays. I’ve got to say there is no better person to deal with. He has a sense of humor, tries to work out all the problems. Deals with our left field requests. Works with us to make the parents happy. At first i was surprised. Than i thought and realized he probably isnt just doing this for me. He is doing this for every school/yeshiva/bais yaakov he deals with. Truly beyond incredible. Go ahead complain. But first write about all the good b4 pointing out all the bad. A Gut Gebentch Yar!!!

  6. My child has antibodies but the governor won’t recognize antibodies. Even though antibodies works as good if not better than the vaccine. So my child has to wear a mask on the bus – which only maybe helps to slow the spread. The hospitals aren’t overwhelmed so we don’t need to slow the spread but they unfortunately didn’t ask me. The bus company isn’t run by the boe the LSTA gets my 1000.00 aid in lieu and uses it to higher a bus company – it’s private transportation and no different than a car service it should not have the requirements and rules of a school.

  7. We need a ‘yiddishe kop’ to make up the bus routes, my daughter is on the bus for an hr and a half going back and forth from neighborhood to neighborhood and then again to same neighborhood . Also I know it’s hard to find drivers but PLEASE make sure they are qualified. My daughter said her driver almost crashed because she was driving very wildly. Another plus would be if the drivers weren’t so grouchy and tell the girls they can’t talk on the looooong bus ride

  8. As the Orthodox community expands into other neighboring towns/communities and establishes schools for your children, I kindly request your community to work with local school Boards of Education in regards to school bus funding. I understand better now that the religious laws do not permit boys and girls on the same buses. I just do not think the non-Orthodox communities wants to see the same school bus funding costs spiral out of control in town after town in the years to come as the community grows and expand beyond Lakewood. I commend Tzvi Herman of Jackson for being involved with the Jackson BOE. He is a true asset to the community. I am sure there are more such citizens in the Orthodox community.

    • The boys and girls are not on the same buses because they go to different schools. It would not help to put them on the same bus because the buses are packed with kids.

  9. Parents I have been a bus driver in Lakewood for 15 years. This. Year is the worst. I understand there is a shortage of drivers. When we pull up to your stops in the Am or Pm, please don’t automatically ask what time will we arrive. We are all doing the best we can. A hello. In morning to the Driver would be nice instead of ask A lot of questions. Like what time is pick up, why are you running late etc. Most driver within a week can give you a estimated time of arrival. Right now. September has all Jewish holidays , so we really haven’t had a full schedule to give you a ETA for your pickup. So please have some consideration for your Bus drivers. We are doing are best. Thank you

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