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State Aid Increases for NJ Schools

by Associated Press
alamosbasement, Flickr

New Jersey Schools find out how much aid they will recieve from the state.

Some of New Jersey's biggest suburban schools are getting big boosts in state aid under a plan released by Gov. Chris Christie's office.

The budget he signed last month called for about $850 million more in aid to the state's public schools than they received last year. Aid for all districts was cut then after federal education stimulus money expired.

The Democratic-led Legislature wanted to increase the aid even more. But Christie vetoed that measure because it was linked to an income tax increase.

Under the plan released Tuesday, every district will get more than last year.

Poor districts that the state Supreme Court singled out for special aid are getting the biggest increases. But big suburban districts like Woodbridge also are getting major increases.



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