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Elimination of Courtesy Bussing for 2023-2024 School Year

The Freehold Regional Board of Education adopted the 2023-2024 school year budget at its April 27th meeting. This was not an easy budget to design due to the continued devastation we face through the Senate Bill 2 (S2) funding cuts. While we did have a portion of the $6.7 million state aid cut deferred to the next fiscal year, the year-after-year compounding damage of S2 reductions has led us to where we are now.  

Among the difficult decisions made in this budget is the elimination of courtesy bussing. We have prepared a frequently asked questions document for our community regarding this change for the 2023-2024 school year. 

We did not make this decision lightly. The financial situation that S2 has caused the Freehold Regional High School District to enter a phase where there are no easy decisions on what to cut or reduce. Residents are encouraged to watch the Budget Presentation video where Mr. Boyce, our Assistant Superintendent for Business Administration, explains the financial situation and the dire future that stands before us if New Jersey lawmakers do not fix the funding formula. It is an election year for state lawmakers and you have every right to demand action on their part to protect your child’s education. Details including contact information for your local representatives are available on the Advocating for our Students webpage