PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: FREEHOLD BOROUGH
Published on: May 20, 2014
The Freehold Borough school district is emblematic of the many districts across NJ that are struggling to meet the academic and social needs of their students as a result of years of underfunding by the State.
DRAMATIC RISE IN NUMBER OF NJ SCHOOLS LACKING ESSENTIAL RESOURCES
Published on: May 8, 2014
NJ has experienced a 72% increase over five years in the number of school districts “below adequacy,” the benchmark for the essential resources needed to deliver the State’s academic standards to all students.
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.