Teach NJS, an organization founded by the Orthodox Union, brought together state coalition partners and individual schools, including the Noor-Ul-Iman School, the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva and St. Joseph High School, who all gathered on the front lawn of the Noor-Ul-Iman School in South Brunswick to advocate for state security funding. The goal of the event was to draw attention to the immense inequality gap that the state has between public and private school funding for security.
“We are here with one voice, and with a simple belief: All students, regardless of where they attend classes, should be safe at school,” said Nathan Lindenbaum, a founding member of Teach NJS. “We implore Trenton to invest equally in security for all students.”
Lindenbaum noted he celebrated the three-fold increase in school security funding for nonpublic schools, to $2 million, in the 2018/2019 state budget in Florida, and hopes to see the same in New Jersey. “We applaud the example Florida’s state government has set and hope it serves as a model in our own state,” he said.