NJ Students Deserve Fair School Funding
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We, as residents, parents, and taxpayers of New Jersey, ask Governor Christie, Commissioner Harrington, and all the Legislators of New Jersey to fund the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) as written into law.
We demand that $575 million in “adjustment aid” be reallocated. This was support that was originally intended to "hold harmless" districts that saw aid reductions as a result of the new formula signed into law in 2008. This process has been recommended to take place over five years, however no money has been reallocated in the past 8 years. We believe 8 years is enough advance notice for districts to realize they should not be receiving any more adjustment aid.
We ask that until SFRA can be fully funded, all districts be funded fairly, and share the sacrifice that so many districts have been making since 2008. If the formula can only be funded at 85%, then fund ALL school districts throughout the state with the formula at 85%. Students, taxpayers, and school districts from all over the state have been the innocent victims of the State's inefficient and unlawful distribution of school funds.
Funding the formula at 85% and reallocating state aid according to the formula will go a long way in easing the burden of taxpayers throughout the state.
The time is now to fix this problem. We demand #OurFairShare.
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