VIDEO: About 200 gathered in Town Square yesterday to protest the rumored cuts to the pubic school system, despite officials stating that nothing was officially proposed.
Demonstrators made their voices clear – yelling at times – while holding up signs downtown protesting rumored cuts which they claim would be used to save money for Orthodox busing.
But despite the Board of Education saying they may present a referendum to the public to continue the courtesy busing, nothing was officially announced or proposed which would indicate they intend to cut funding for public school programs, officials confirm to TLS.
The event, with police on hand, was peaceful for the most part, but at least three Frum photographers covering the event tell TLS they were yelled at by some of the protestors.
“One man attempted to intimidate me while yelling in my face,” says one of the photographers. “The anti-Semitism was tangible. It was clearly them versus us for many of the protestors – which was also quite evident from some of the signs they were holding,” the photographer said.
But the busing issue, says a Board official, is a serious one, and they are working on all angles to try and avoid the courtesy busing cuts.