Thanksgiving might be just another day on the road for school bus drivers in one Ocean County town.

Lakewood is asking drivers to work in order to transport 18,000 Orthodox Jewish students to and from their private schools in the township. The schools previously waived their right to busing on Thanksgiving but safety concerns appear to be changing that.

The school board attorney says he would personally pay to provide a pumpkin pie or dessert to the bus drivers who work next Thursday.