Subscribe Today

November 21, 2011  |   Comments (1)   |   Post a comment

Bus drivers in N.J. city to work on Thanksgiving


LAKEWOOD, N.J. — Some school bus drivers here will be working on Thanksgiving, transporting students to private Orthodox Jewish schools that will be open for a regular school day, The Star-Ledger reports

Last year, most private school families carpooled on Thanksgiving to transport their children to school, but after a resident raised the issue at a school board meeting earlier this year, public school officials looked into the matter. As a result, private bus contracting companies serving the schools were told they have to work this Thanksgiving.

In an effort to be sensitive to bus drivers, district officials last week began polling Orthodox schools about Thanksgiving busing. As of last Wednesday, Lakewood transportation consultant Gus Kakavas told The Star-Ledger that six schools waived the busing altogether, 25 requested morning runs only and 12 said they needed transportation both ways. The remaining schools hadn’t yet decided.

To read the full story, click here.

Post a Comment

Read more about: New Jersey

Our country was founded by Christians, after making it in the New World, celebrated by giving thanks to their "Creator". They even brought the Natives into their celebration of giving thanks. What this is telling me is that the Orthodox Jewish schools have nothing to be Thankful for? What is is saying to you?

David    |    Nov 23, 2011 09:51 AM

Post a comment

Related Stories

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button


Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.