New Jersey’s school funding shakeupcontinues with Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2021 state budget proposal, producing another round of winners and losers.The annual changes range from a $55 million increase for Newark Public Schools to a $55 million decrease for Jersey City, which is losing state dollars because of its strengthened local tax base. (Find out how much Murphy proposed for your district in the search tool below.)The governor’s $9 billion investment in K-12 schools increases funding by $336 million, but only 64% of districts will receive more money. A small fraction of districts, just 12, are… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 28th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, Property Taxes | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey School Funding | 4 Comments »
TRENTON — Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Monday said he plans to meet with Gov. Chris Christie this week on the state budget — a negotiating session that could deliver a small dose of school reform or a messy government shutdown. If Christie won’t play ball on a school funding deal Democratic leaders reached last week,… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 19th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey School Funding, NJ Government Shutdown, NJ Property Taxes, School funding, Seante President Steve Sweeney | 1 Comment »
By Senator Jennifer Beck
The biggest issue facing our state is property taxes. And the biggest impact on that issue is school taxes.
Over the next several weeks, a new plan for school funding will be debated in Trenton.
There aren’t a lot of details being provided on this plan or its methodology, but estimates suggest that it could end up costing Monmouth County schools over $100 million in state school aid.
This plan, if estimates are true, isn’t a fair or equitable solution to our school funding crisis.admin | Filed under: Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Opinion, Property Taxes | Tags: Jen Beck, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey School Funding, Opinion, Property Taxes, Senator Jennifer Beck | Comments Off on Beck: School Funding Should Be Fair and Transparent