At the next North Caldwell Board of Education meeting, we will be discussing the recommendation from the Board's Transportation Committee to suspend our district's Subscription Busing Program for the 2020-20201 School Year. The district would continue to provide busing for students only as mandated by law (generally meaning only for the limited number of people who are beyond two miles from their school).
The recommendation was made after weighing the uncertainty of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our school district, the strong potential for adherence to strict social distancing guidelines this fall, and concern regarding possible State funding cuts to education. As you would imagine, this is not something the Transportation Committee or the Board of Education is happy about. The Board of Education understands this will create difficulty for many families, but this may be necessary during these uncertain times.
If you are interested in hearing discussion and voicing your opinion about suspending the Subscription Busing Program, please join us at the meeting on May 12th.
A link for the livestream of this meeting will be posted on the district website,
, and will b
e distributed via email prior to the meeting
As always, our meeting agenda will include an item called public recognition, at which time members of the public can address their comments to the Board. With this new format, you can make your comment during the Zoom Meeting when the agenda item arises. Alternatively, you can submit your comment in advance by emailing it to the Business Administrator / Board Secretary at
. If you submit your comment in advance,
please make sure you provide your name and address as both are required for public comment; we cannot take anonymous public comments. All comments should be submitted by 6:30 P.M. Tuesday May 12, 2020.
We thank the North Caldwell community for your understanding and your continued efforts to socially distance yourself in order to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will persevere as a community during these challenging times.