Archive for Tag: school funding

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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Don’t trust disingenuous Democrats to make NJ more affordable for seniors, say Eulner and Piperno

TRENTON, N.J. – Seniors in New Jersey deserve property tax relief, say Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno, but residents should be skeptical that the election-year StayNJ proposal, sponsored by Senate Democrats Nick Scutari and Vin Gopal, will deliver on its promises. The controversial school funding law, passed in 2018...

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Murphy and Dems responsible for suburban students’ busing and education crisis, say Clifton and Sauickie

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Alex Sauickie are slamming Gov. Phil Murphy, his administration and Trenton’s Democrat majority for cutting funding from suburban school districts, which is failing to provide students with transportation and a thorough and efficient education.  “Parents and stakeholders must know who is responsible for...

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Eulner & Piperno demand full funding for schools following Murphy furniture auction

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s wasteful spending on personal office furniture while sacrificing the needs of schools and students can still be rectified with an auction say Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno. The Monmouth County lawmakers are calling on the state to sell Murphy’s expensive office décor...

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Sauickie applauds court decision that requires state to consider transportation costs when calculating state aid

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Alex Sauickie is applauding a recent court ruling that says the state must consider the strain of state-mandated transportation costs on school budgets when determining if a district receives constitutionally adequate state funding. The nearly decade-long lawsuit, filed by a Lakewood Township School District educator and attorney, argued that the state...

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Cape May Assembly members call on Murphy to adequately fund schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Schools in Cape May County will lose another $5.6 million in state aid under the controversial school funding formula that purports to bring financial equity to New Jersey’s nearly 600 public school districts. Those cuts were announced at the same time last week that Gov. Phil...

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Eulner and Piperno sound alarm on Murphy’s mental health funding, hub and spoke model for schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Record-high rates of suicide, depression and poor mental health indicators among teens should be met with increased funding for in-school services, not an outsourced experiment, say Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno. The Monmouth County lawmakers are specifically criticizing Gov. Phil Murphy’s $43 million proposal to...

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Monmouth County GOP lawmakers declare suburban school funding crisis after Murphy’s multimillion state aid cuts

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno are calling Gov. Phil Murphy’s ‘historic’ school funding announcement Thursday a slap in the face to suburban districts. Murphy is cutting nearly $21.5 million in state aid to 11 schools the lawmakers represent in Monmouth County. “Indefensible is how I...

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School funding and property tax cuts can go hand in hand, but not under Murphy’s spending plan, say GOP assemblymen

TRENTON, N.J. – Republican members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee rejected Gov. Phil Murphy’s claim that increased school funding in his $53.1 billion budget equates to property tax relief, and endorsed a GOP plan (A5253) to tap into income tax revenue to fully fund schools and ease the burden...

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