Montgomery County Mulls Dropping Bus Route Used by JDS Students

By Suzanne Pollak

September 9, 2015

Jules Polonetsky’s son, a ninth grade student, takes the Montgomery County Ride On bus, Route 42, from his classes at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School to his Potomac home. As a student, he rides for free.

But starting in January 2016, that bus may skid to a halt, piling additional transportation headaches upon parents
already struggling to find ways to get their children to their Jewish day schools since May, when the county ended a pilot
program that had enabled some private school student to ride on public school buses.

“We are dismayed,” Polonestsky said. “I am not sure what we’ll do. Both my wife and I work, so we will have to come up with a plan.”

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