UPDATED: Vendors Resuming Some School Services Monday

cheder tlsThe three third-party vendors for the special educational services in Lakewood will be resuming some of their services tomorrow, a Board of Education official confirms to TLS.

Tree of Knowledge will resume tomorrow nursing services, while Tender Touch and Catapult have signed a contract for IDEA services and will also resume IDEA services tomorrow. A contract for Title 1 has not yet been signed, the official said.

The contracts were supposed to be ready mid July, but the Superintendent announced at the meeting that the delay in getting the contracts completed was due to understaffing, and answer strongly criticized by the Board and other officials.

The contracts were expedited once the emergency meeting was announced by the BOE president.

Meanwhile, the vendors are waiting on the State’s position on the Title 1 services before signing the contract to ensure they are properly funded.


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  1. Mr. Joel Schwartz and Mrs. Adina weisz get all the credit for the signing of the IDEA contracts! Mr. Schwartz worked with the adminastration till literally minutes before shabbos so that Stars and self contained classes and nurses and shadows would all start on Monday!!! Thank you Mr. Schwartz for a real kiddush Hashem.

  2. This is great. Thank you to all those who worked it out. Yet no mention is being made of the person behind all the problems. Will the superintendent be responsible enough to re-assign Helen to a position where she can’t keep hurting the kids.

  3. I understand the fustrarion everyone had again the BOE. It not right what they had done to the teachers and students delaying the education acts law. I belived that their summer vacation wasn’t enough. I think they should forgive everyone for the delay in education.

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