State Aid Increased to School Districts by $850 Million Over Last Year

Trenton, NJ - Furthering Governor Christie's commitment to providing the resources and reform to improve education for every New Jersey child, the Christie Administration yesterday announced the allocation plan for $26 million in new aid authorized for Monmouth County schools in the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget. This allocation brings the total funding for Monmouth County schools to $392 million, more than $43 million than last year. Statewide, the Governor increased school aid by more than $850 million over last year.

“This year, New Jersey increased state aid to Monmouth County by $43 million, and to school districts across the state by $850 million over last year, restoring every dollar of the cuts we were forced to make last year and adding additional aid. We are keeping faith with our commitment to New Jersey’s children and families, spending more money per pupil on New Jersey’s students than almost any other state in the country,” said Governor Christie. “Now is the time to complement the dollars spent with real education reform to bring a focus on student learning, accountability and results.”

Yesterday’s statewide funding includes an additional $450 million for the 31 Abbott districts, which fully funds them under the School Funding Reform Act formula, and an additional $150 million for non-Abbott districts, doubling the increase that the Governor had already approved in February as part of his Fiscal Year 2012 Budget. This increase in education aid will provide important property tax relief to New Jerseyans as the state increases its support for local schools.

"Being able to provide additional education funding to districts this year further affirms this Administration’s commitment to ensuring each and every child in New Jersey receives a quality education," said Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf. "It is now time to focus on aggressive education reform, concentrating on improving standards, assessments, and curriculum; strengthening the use of performance and accountability data; improving educator effectiveness; and investing in innovative models of educational delivery." 

Governor Christie is committed to making 2011 the year of education reform. He has put forward a Reform Agenda that brings necessary and long overdue changes to the public education system that focuses on accountability, makes teacher effectiveness and student achievement the driving forces behind public policies and practices, empowers parents with greater school choice, and expands high quality public charter schools in New Jersey to ensure that every child in our state has access to a quality education and achieves the results they deserve.

A link to statewide allocations can be found at: http://www.state.nj.us/education/stateaid/1112/

Below is a list of funding to schools in Monmouth County:

 

Additional aid from 2011-12 appropriations act

Total additional aid over last year

Total 2011-12 aid

ALLENHURST

2,700

5,400

49,279

ASBURY PARK CITY

2,621,166

3,277,442

57,632,816

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS BORO

47,711

95,423

121,163

AVON BORO

34,032

68,065

132,126

BELMAR BORO

105,737

211,475

906,354

BRADLEY BEACH BORO

70,671

141,343

1,012,591

BRIELLE BORO

113,439

226,877

319,649

COLTS NECK TWP

212,431

424,862

842,717

DEAL BORO

1,170,998

1,198,977

1,198,977

EATONTOWN BORO

193,643

387,286

3,687,746

FAIR HAVEN BORO

120,493

240,986

305,300

FARMINGDALE BORO

23,799

47,599

747,018

FREEHOLD BORO

173,946

347,893

8,703,074

FREEHOLD REGIONAL

1,717,860

3,435,720

48,069,354

FREEHOLD TWP

656,564

1,313,128

3,618,453

HAZLET TWP

466,232

932,463

12,058,248

HENRY HUDSON REGIONAL

91,457

182,914

868,269

HIGHLANDS BORO

38,400

76,801

585,092

HOLMDEL TWP

508,703

1,017,406

1,413,709

HOWELL TWP

1,003,765

2,007,529

31,682,765

INTERLAKEN

5,624

11,248

48,768

KEANSBURG BORO

735,376

1,105,328

28,010,210

KEYPORT BORO

173,850

347,700

5,199,785

LITTLE SILVER BORO

112,373

224,747

224,747

LONG BRANCH CITY

4,336,835

5,097,020

41,895,464

MANALAPAN-ENGLISHTOWN REG

710,937

1,421,875

19,305,011

MANASQUAN BORO

227,823

455,646

455,646

MARLBORO TWP

781,619

1,563,237

10,770,138

MATAWAN-ABERDEEN REGIONAL

584,217

1,168,433

11,235,493

MIDDLETOWN TWP

1,445,978

2,891,955

16,633,190

MILLSTONE TWP

318,769

637,538

4,447,915

MONMOUTH BEACH BORO

47,118

94,236

116,426

MONMOUTH CO VOCATIONAL

411,193

822,386

7,810,423

MONMOUTH REGIONAL

253,885

507,769

3,773,084

NEPTUNE CITY

78,082

156,164

1,832,809

NEPTUNE TWP

2,899,904

3,625,969

32,632,790

OCEAN TWP

652,905

1,305,810

7,894,017

OCEANPORT BORO

102,198

204,396

374,949

RED BANK BORO

151,370

302,740

2,065,049

RED BANK REGIONAL

243,602

487,204

818,187

ROOSEVELT BORO

25,447

50,894

735,564

RUMSON BORO

132,728

265,456

268,890

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN REG

162,071

324,142

324,142

SEA GIRT BORO

42,727

85,455

85,455

SHORE REGIONAL

149,040

298,079

340,154

SHREWSBURY BORO

69,483

138,966

177,874

LAKE COMO

31,407

62,814

567,210

SPRING LAKE BORO

75,059

150,118

150,118

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS BORO

73,271

146,542

263,426

TINTON FALLS

261,939

523,879

3,419,641

UNION BEACH

158,023

316,046

8,236,119

UPPER FREEHOLD REGIONAL

325,537

666,745

4,379,816

WALL TWP

600,516

1,201,032

3,178,023

WEST LONG BRANCH BORO

101,677

203,354

203,354

TOTAL

25,856,330

42,504,512

391,828,587