Archive for Tag: school districts

School funding in budget isn’t enough, says Dunn

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn doesn’t want Gov. Phil Murphy to get away with underfunding schools and possibly putting federal funding in jeopardy. She says Murphy should fully fund schools, his constitutional duty, immediately. “We have a teacher shortage, skyrocketing bus contracts, and student mental health problems and...

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New grant program supports school districts that study regionalization

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill reimbursing school districts for conducting regionalization feasibility studies was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. The legislation (A5537/S3488) offers incentives for districts to consolidate and removes legal barriers in an effort to improve educational quality and efficiency. “New Jersey...

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Assembly passes Dancer bill creating grant program to study school district regionalization

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill reimbursing school districts for conducting regionalization feasibility studies was back in the Assembly on Monday to concur with the governor’s recommendations. The legislation (A5537/S3488) offers incentives for districts to consolidate and removes statutory barriers in an effort to improve educational quality and...

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Assembly passes Dancer bill creating grant program to study school district regionalization

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would allow school districts to be reimbursed for conducting regionalization feasibility studies. The bill (A5537), first released with amendments from the Assembly Education Committee June 9, is sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “New Jersey has the highest property taxes...

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School districts will have additional time to complete annual audits

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill extending the deadline for school districts to complete this year’s annual audit by two months was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today. Each of the nearly 600 school districts in New Jersey must submit annual audits of their accounts and...

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