ELC COURT ACTION YIELDS PROPER AID NOTICES TO NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Published on: May 6, 2014
On May 1, the NJDOE issued new state aid notices to school districts for the 2014-15 school year in response to a motion filed by ELC before the State Supreme Court in the landmark Abbott v. Burke school finance litigation.
STATE FORMALLY NOTIFIES NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF SUBSTANTIAL UNDERFUNDING
Published on: April 30, 2014
In response to a motion filed by ELC, the NJDOE has issued new aid notices to all school districts based on the cost of educating students to meet State academic standards under the SFRA, NJ’s groundbreaking, weighted student funding formula.
STATE PROMISES PROPER SCHOOL AID NOTICES TO NJ DISTRICTS
Published on: April 14, 2014
The Attorney General has advised that the NJDOE will provide all school districts with “expanded State aid notices…[including] the district’s adequacy budget and the maximum amount of aid payable to the district under the SFRA.”
NJ SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING AMID UNDERFUNDED SCHOOLS AND UNFUNDED MANDATES
Published on: April 2, 2014
The Senate Budget Committee today takes up Governor Christie’s proposals for “flat” school aid. If enacted, the FY15 State Budget will bring a fifth straight year of cuts to staff, programs and services in many NJ districts.
ELC ASKS COURT TO ADDRESS GOVERNOR'S ABANDONMENT OF SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA
Published on: March 26, 2014
ELC is asking the NJ Supreme Court to address Governor Christie’s decision to abandon the State's cutting-edge, weighted student funding formula to calculate education aid for the 2014-15 school year.
LEGISATURE MUST REJECT GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S PROPOSED FY15 SCHOOL AID BUDGET
Published on: March 17, 2014
ELC is calling on the Legislature to flatly reject Governor Christie’s proposal to provide almost no state aid increase for NJ school districts in the 2014-15 school year and to provide a 5% increase in State formula aid.
GOVERNOR ABANDONS SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA IN FY15 BUDGET
Published on: March 12, 2014
In his FY15 State Budget, Governor Christie proposes an almost infinitesimal increase in aid for NJ school districts, marking the fifth straight year without any real increase under the SFRA.
BEST PRACTICES: NEW JERSEY'S STANDARDS-LINKED PRE-K TO GRADE 12 SCHOOL FINANCE REFORM
Published on: March 9, 2014
ELC's policy brief, Linking Standards to Resources: New Jersey’s School Funding Reform Act of 2008, provides a detailed history of the development of the SFRA “weighted student” formula and its implementation through 2013.