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NEW JERSEY OWES $1.6 BILLION TO 187 CONSTITUTIONALLY UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: February 10, 2020

A new ELC analysis of the SFRA has found that the number of NJ school districts funded below their constitutional level of “adequacy” has risen to 187 in 2019-20.

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NEW JERSEY'S UNFINISHED BUSINESS: ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: January 29, 2020

With more than half of NJ students in inadequately funded schools, lawmakers and State education officials must take immediate steps to put the SFRA back on a path to full adequacy funding.

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NJ LEGISLATORS POISED TO SEND MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE UNDERFUNDED BY $2 BILLION

Published on: December 13, 2019

A NJ bill would send another $3 million to reimburse private schools for nursing staff, on top of the over $14 million already appropriated for this purpose.

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LIFTING TAX CAP FAILS TO DELIVER ADEQUATE FUNDING TO NJ DISTRICTS FACING STATE AID CUTS

Published on: December 12, 2019

The NJ State Senate is considering a bill to allow certain school districts facing multi-year cuts in state aid to raise local property taxes above the annual 2% state cap.

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NEW JERSEY ON SLOW ROAD BACK TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 17, 2019

Did the FY20 NJ State Budget Governor Murphy signed on June 30 improve resources and opportunities for the state's 1.4 million public school students?

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NJ LEGISLATORS READY TO SEND MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHILE CUTTING AID TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: June 19, 2019

A bill fast-tracked by NJ legislative leaders would open the door to sending millions more in taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools to pay the salaries of STEM teachers.

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166 NJ DISTRICTS NOW FUNDED BELOW “T&E”

Published on: May 14, 2019

In 2018-19, 166 New Jersey school districts serving over 662,000 or almost half of all students statewide are funded below “adequacy” under the state’s weighted student funding formula.

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NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE: BRING FY20 SCHOOL AID BUDGET INTO CONSTITUTIONAL COMPLIANCE

Published on: March 27, 2019

ELC is calling on the NJ Legislature to substantially increase, and strategically target, new school aid in the FY20 State Budget to move below adequacy districts to their constitutional level of funding.

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