Districts Get Official Word: State Aid Payments Frozen for Most Schools Next Year

Some are glad that funds won’t be cut despite fiscal woes; others note than once again Christie isn’t complying with full-funding law

By John Mooney

New Jersey public schools were told officially yesterday what they had already learned Tuesday during Gov. Chris Christie’s budget address: state aid next year will basically amount to nothing more than they received this year.

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Others decried Christie’s continued underfunding of the state’s School Funding Reform Act, which has been fully funded just once since its passage in 2008.

On the day of Christie’s speech, the Education Law Center released an analysis showing that funding gap between what wealthy and poor districts were entitled to under the funding formula had doubled in size during Christie’s tenure.

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