Thousands of Lakewood private school students start school without books

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The Lakewood Board of Education held an emergency meeting Wednesday night where administrators were asked to explain themselves. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

Thousands of private school children in Lakewood are starting the new school year without books because they weren't ordered in time, the administration says.

Many of the students attending Orthodox Jewish schools went back to class Tuesday and found out their new textbooks and workbooks had not arrived.

The public school district is required to provide many of the books for township...

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