EDISON, NJ– The Edison Township Public School District will get less school aid than very first revealed by Gov. Phil Murphy in February's school financing plan.
Last week Murphy released brand-new state aid figures, stating they will stay consistent from 2020 in spite of the “historic financial difficulties New Jersey is facing due to the continuous COVID-19 pandemic.”
At first, Edison was slated to get $27,319,478 under Murphy's spending plan in February. But with his new announcement, the quantity dropped to $24,352,536. However, this quantity is still 6 percent more than in 2015's spending plan.
Murphy revealed that financing for school districts will keep the state on track to completely money public schools. The revised spending plan proposition likewise consists of practically $68 million in brand-new funds over FY2020 for preschools in the state.
“Supporting our public schools has actually been one of the bedrock concerns of my administration, and the COVID-19 pandemic has actually not changed our commitment to our trainees, teachers, and personnel,” stated Murphy.
Murphy likewise revealed $100 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) financing to guarantee schools can resume safely.
Murphy stated the pandemic has “produced an unmatched difficulty for our schools.”
“But I am happy that we can continue to support our districts, guarantee the health and safety of students and school personnel, and supply a top quality education for all kids,” he said. “Together, we will weather these challenging times and develop a state that is more powerful, fairer, and more durable.”
Edison will begin its school year with remote knowing this September.
This article consists of reporting by Tom Davis, Patch staff
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