Archive for Tag: unfair school funding formula

McGuckin, Kanitra slam Murphy’s broken school funding formula

TRENTON, N.J. – There were no surprises for coastal Ocean and Monmouth school districts when the state released its school aid figures on Thursday. Every year for the last six years, many of the 17 districts represented by Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Paul Kanitra have seen that aid slashed...

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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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