The following is a letter sent to us from a concerned citizen. Sometimes it takes a critical voice, to see the things that need to be changed, for our own safety.
I would like to express my comments regarding safety at the private schools. I have addressed this issue many times, including at Township Meetings. I have not only observed the school boys, between 1:00 & 2:00 in the afternoon, walking several abreast in the street on Massachusetts Ave. & Cross St. But, the other day much to my chagrin, I held my breath as they ran across Rt. 70, jumped the divider and continued walking on the shoulder of the highway. These are the same boys that are bussed to school so they can be safe. Obviously, safety considerations end at this point.
Someone asked me what they should do on their break as "THE TOWN DOES NOT SUPPLY BUSSING DURING BREAK TIME" The answer is very simple. Play in the playground or remain in school as public school children do. If the day is too long, perhaps it needs to be shortened. SHAME on those in charge who allow these unsafe conditions. Let's keep the youngsters of Lakewood free from harm.