Archive for Tag: school funding

Peterson slams Education Department for miscalculating school aid

CLINTON, N.J. – The Department of Education confirmed using 2018 tax data instead of 2019 to determine 2021’s school funding and made no indication that it would be corrected. Assemblyman Erik Peterson is pushing the Murphy administration to immediately address the error and recalculate school aid. The seven-year school...

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Bergen calls on Gov. Murphy to fight for schoolchildren and fix funding

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed spending plan has nearly 200 school districts across the state losing $155 million in aid. Assemblyman Brian Bergen, who represents parts of Morris and Somerset counties as part of the 25th legislative district, which is losing more than $3.7 million, wants...

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DeCroce, Dunn renew call for audit after Murphy adds millions to education spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen BettyLou DeCroce and Aura Dunn today renewed a call for an audit of all school funding in New Jersey in the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to add $336 million more to K-12 school spending and $83 million more in pre-K dollars. The two Assemblywomen...

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Property taxes overshadow discussions during education budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – When state Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet came before the Assembly budget committee Wednesday, New Jersey’s nation-high property taxes overshadowed the discussion. “There is no doubt that we spend money on education in New Jersey,” Assemblyman John DiMaio told the commissioner. “If you add the local property...

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