“Private school parents say they are continuing to grapple with the fallout from transportation cuts that went into effect last week in the Ramapo Central school district, but are hoping for some temporary relief until the state education commissioner rules on an appeal they filed to challenge the new busing plan.
Faced with an increase over the last several years in the number of students seeking buses to non-public schools, the district decided in the spring to pare down the mandated service to save money.
While there are a handful of Christian and other private schools in New Jersey and Rockland County to which students are bused, the majority of non-public schools attended by local children are yeshivas in Spring Valley, Monsey and Suffern, according to information provided by the district.
Instead of continuing to offer staggered morning and afternoon bus routes, the district now accommodates one arrival and one dismissal for each non-public school, which is how transportation is scheduled for the 4,800 children who attend one of the district’s seven public schools. The district also stopped providing busing on days when public schools are closed.”
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