Archive for Tag: school funding

Simonsen supports new school funding plan, bills to help weather S2 storm

TRENTON, N.J. – A member of the Assembly Education Committee, Assemblyman Erik Simonsen, told the panel meeting Friday in Trenton that while he prefers to start fresh with a completely new school funding formula, he supports bills to help districts facing state aid cuts more immediately. The committee advanced...

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Sauickie tells budget committee cumulative effects of school funding cuts are devastating education

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Alex Sauickie told members of the Assembly Budget Committee Wednesday that state funding decisions for schools in New Jersey should never come at the expense of other children’s education or taxpayers. Sauickie urged members to prioritize funding for public schools districts experiencing up to seven...

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Sauickie and Clifton demand DOE explain multimillion-dollar school funding cuts to district

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Alex Sauickie and Rob Clifton are demanding answers and school-funding reform after the Education Department released state aid numbers Thursday that showed Jackson and Old Bridge school districts losing nearly $7 million next year. “I need one of you to explain to me how this...

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Clifton and Sauickie announce increased funding for schools in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex

TRENTON, N.J. – The N.J. Department of Education is slated to release more than $3.5 million in stabilization aid to five school districts in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties, Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Alex Sauickie announced Wednesday. “While this stabilization aid is a huge win for us and a...

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Barlas: Schools facing funding cuts don’t believe Murphy’s budget is stronger or fairer

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Budget Committee member Al Barlas criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget address delivered before a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday, for failing to address the school funding formula and educational challenges. “During the governor’s budget address we did not hear a word about learning loss...

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Clifton and Sauickie say bill mandating high-density housing makes NJ less affordable

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Alex Sauickie voted against the bill changing the affordable housing system and increasing towns’ construction obligations for the next decade when it came to the Assembly floor for a vote on Monday. “Mandating municipalities build high-density housing projects, but refusing to address...

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State should foot bill for school monitor, Sauickie says

TRENTON, N.J. – Trenton should foot the bill for the problems Trenton causes, Assemblyman Alex Sauickie says. Specifically, the state should shoulder the costs foisted on local school districts by the commissioner of education to pay for state monitor salaries and associated costs. On Monday, Sauickie, joined by three...

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‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ sponsor says Murphy administration should stop dividing children and parents, and focus instead on school funding

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Alex Sauickie, who represents one of the school districts being sued by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration over its parental notification policy, says it’s time to stop suggesting parents are a danger to their kids and recognize the real danger to students is slashing school funding. “Earlier...

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DePhillips renews push for legislative oversight of education changes

TRENTON, N.J. – Following the State Board of Education’s controversial changes to the state’s school equity code, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips is renewing his push for legislative oversight of the process. When revisions to the state’s English and math learning standards were proposed this May, DePhillips introduced a bill (A5456)...

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DiMaio takes action to reverse state Board of Education ruling

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of a controversial ruling by the state Board of Education to change the equity code, Assemblyman John DiMaio is introducing legislation to repeal the changes. “Bureaucrats should not have more power over children’s education than parents,” said DiMaio (R-Warren), the Assembly GOP Leader. “Local...

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