The Agudah fighting for Yeshivos: Mandated Reimbursement
“EVERY PARENT BENEFITS FROM MANDATED SERVICES REIMBURSEMENT TO SCHOOLS. Every dollar that comes to our Yeshiva through the advocacy of the Agudah (such as bussing, security and more) comes off of our annual budget and lowers the amount we have to ask the parents for.”
Rabbi Yaakov Bender, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Darchei Torah
Agudath Israel of America together with the Catholic hierarchy developed the concept of “mandated services reimbursement to schools” (a program which reimburses nonpublic schools for the cost of certain government mandated school functions). In 1980, the Supreme Court upheld the Mandated Services Law as constitutional. Since then, Agudath Israel has continued its advocacy to ensure the funding is maintained and increased each year.
As can be seen from the graph below this year’s reimbursement to non-public schools is approx. $685 per student.