Supplemental appropriations bill for growing school districts clears committee

TRENTON – A bill providing more funding to school districts with a certain level of increased enrollment cleared the Senate Budget Committee today 10-2.

Sen. Michael Doherty voted no and Sen. Steven Oroho abstained  on S2868, which would provide a total supplemental appropriation of nearly $5 million.

The money would be appropriated for districts whose projected enrollment by October this year exceeds by 13 percent enrollment of October 2008.

The amount of additional aid awarded to a school district shall equal the difference between the projected October 2011 resident enrollment and the actual October 2008 resident enrollment, multiplied by the per pupil amount of equalization aid, special education categorical aid, security categorical aid, and adjustment aid received in the 2008-2009 school year.

Supplemental appropriations bill for growing school districts clears committee