Avi Schnall is running heavily on a platform of easing the burden of tuition that frum families currently contend with. However, a question has arisen among some prospective voters: Would a tuition relief tax credit only benefit Lakewood families and/or certain schools?
The short answer is: no. The long answer is also: no.
The even longer answer is this: Avi Schnall plans to put forth legislation at the state level that will result in tuition relief to the families of private school students across New Jersey. Not just Lakewood, or just Ocean County – the entire state.
Such a tax credit program would provide checks directly to families; those payments will not go to a specific school or schools, because the schools will never be given that money and they are not relevant to the program. It’s a universal program to provide relief directly to parents of children attending private schools.
While it is true that residents of Jackson, Toms River, Manchester, and any municipality not in the 30th Legislative District cannot vote for Avi Schnall, the legislation he plans to introduce would still be extremely relevant to them.