- Associated Press - Monday, June 9, 2014

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Officials in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish community in New Jersey are working to avert a school bus protest which could clog with streets with hundreds of cars.

A rabbi is calling on the parents of private school students to drive their children to classes on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest Lakewood’s decision to end a nearly $4 million courtesy busing program for an estimated 8,100 students.

Courtesy busing is provided as a convenience for students who live within 2½ miles of their schools.

School Superintendent Laura Winters tells the Asbury Park Press (https://on.app.com/1oChxe7 ) all school buses will operate on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, https://www.app.com

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