Gov.Christie's proposal would reduce per-pupil funding
for the Plainfield public schools by 59%.
Plainfield taxpayers should be alarmed over Gov. Christie's proposal to change school funding. Very alarmed.
Christie is proposing a flat per-pupil allocation of state aid to school districts of %6,500 per pupil.
The Star-Ledger estimates this would REDUCE state aid to the Plainfield public schools by 59% (see story here).
The gross state aid for the Plainfield school district was slated to be slightly over $124M for the fiscal year 2017.
Even though Christie says that funds for special needs students will not be cut, you can see that Christie's proposal would be disastrous for the Plainfield schools.
In the event Christie's plan succeeds, making up the difference by raising local property taxes would be on the table.
You may express your concerns or raise questions with members of Plainfield's legislative representatives --
PLAINFIELD'S LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION
Senator Nicholas P. Scutari Democrat
1514 E. Saint Georges Avenue, 2nd Floor,
Linden, NJ 07036
Assemblyman Jerry Green Democrat
200 West Second Street, Suite 102
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Assemblyman James J. Kennedy Democrat
34 East Cherry Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
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-- Dan Damon [follow]