"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance

 and a people who mean to be their own governors

 must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

Thursday, March 01, 2007

New Jersey’s Disparate State Aid To Public Schools

The proposed New Jersey State aid to local school districts for 2007-2008 is now available for review. Under Governor Jon Corzine’s 2008 state budget proposal, most school districts will receive a 3 percent increase in state aid – a welcome change after five years without an increase for all but “needy” districts.

This Budget provides $92.6 million for a 3% increase in state aid to non-Abbott districts in order to recognize the financial hardship caused by years of limited or no state aid increases.
That amounts to an average increase in state aid of $86.22 per student * to the non-Abbott school districts. A few other facts jumped out at us as we reviewed the state aid numbers. There are 77 non-Abbott districts slated to receive less than $20,000 in additional state funding. That’s less than the Newark school district spends for just one student – $21,503 **.

Reviewed at the county level (chart below) you can see how just how uneven school aid is distributed. Bergen County would receive an average of $1,611 per student, the least amount in aid to any New Jersey county, followed by Morris County with $1,881 and Somerset County at $1,932 per student.

Reviewed at the school district level the state aid picture is even more disparate. For example, the proposed state aid average for Bergen County is $1,611 per student, but ranges from a low of $146 per student in Saddle River Boro to a high of $9,209 in Garfield City.

The proposed Essex County state aid average is $8,985. The Newark school district is slated to receive $16,556 in state aid per student and that’s assuming the legislature goes along with Corzine’s recommended funding cut to the district. Fairfield Township is to get $743 per student, reflecting a 3 percent increase.

The recommended average aid per student is $3,750 for Monmouth County. But again, averages can be a bit deceiving. Asbury Park would receive $21,779 per student, assuming the legislature approves the Governor’s requested reduction in school aid for the district. Deal Boro would receive $570 per student, assuming the school district’s aid is increased by 3 percent as proposed.

For more information, you can view proposed state aid by school district and by county at this link. To figure out state aid per student for a school district or county you can use these enrollment statistics from the New Jersey Department of Education at this link. [Note: The school aid figures don’t include federal funding and also excludes other forms of state school aid - debt service aid, HELP aid, and Abbott bordered district aid.]

NJ School Aid By County

* The 31 Abbott school districts, account for 23 percent or 320,800 students of New Jersey’s total public school enrollment of 1,394,779. The $92.6 million increase will be spread around to districts with the remaining 1,073,999 students for an average of $86.22 per student.

** Newark school district budget of $900 million, divided by an enrollment of 41,855 equals an average cost per student of $21,503.

Labels: , , , , ,



7 Comments:

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Ken Adams said...

Glad to have you back in the trenches, Enlighten!

 
At 11:37 AM, Anonymous njcons said...

"** Newark school district budget of $900 million, divided by an enrollment of 41,855 equals an average cost per student of $21,503."

That's pretty close to the total tuition, room and board included, to send a child to Rutgers or Montclair.

 
At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't it make sense to spend more in districts with a weaker tax base? I mean, aren't we trying to level the playing field and give all of NJ's students the best education?

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger Enlighten-NewJersey said...

No, it doesn’t make any sense. Unless your idea of leveling the playing field is to allow districts with a weaker tax base, the 31 Abbott school districts, to spend an average of 30 percent more per student than the all the other districts in the state, including the 128 districts considered wealthy by the state.

See state’s brief to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

 
At 3:01 AM, Anonymous www.camobel.info said...

For my part one and all have to go through this.

 
At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Ethelbert said...

Thanks so much for your article, quite helpful material.
leopard flats | cute clothing | septum rings

 
At 2:28 AM, Blogger Xiaozhengm 520 said...

oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet online sale
true religion shorts
designer handbags
ralph lauren outlet
coach outlet
jordan 8
kobe 9
ray ban sunglasses outlet
kevin durant shoes 8
nike air max
coach outlet online
toms shoes outlet online
adidas shoes
michael kors outlet
celine handbags
retro jordans
abercrombie & fitch
christian louboutin outlet
jordan 4 toro
ray ban sunglasses
ghd flat iron
ray bans
nike roshe run
gucci handbags
true religion
louboutin pas cher
celine outlet
christian louboutin shoes
toms outlet
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton
jordans
louis vuitton outlet
ray ban sunglasses
hollister clothing
michael kors
jordan retro
burberry outlet
nike blazers
2016.6.28haungqin

 

Post a Comment

<< Home


 Contact Us

  • Email Us
  • Blog Roll Us!

    Search

    Syndication

  • Atom Feed
  • Bloglines
  • Feedburner
  • Feedster
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My MSN
  • Add to My Yahoo
  • News Is Free

    Recent Posts

  • Governor Corzine Negotiating Taxpayers Into a Trap...
  • New Jersey State Worker Union Contact
  • Funding For Corzine’s Universal Health Care Plan
  • New Jersey State Budget 2008
  • Corzine Declares Victory With New Jersey State Wor...
  • Local Government Tax Shell-acking Game
  • NJ Property Tax Relief – Where Have We Heard That ...
  • Screaming Carrots
  • Thank You
  • Happy New Year!

    Archives

  • November 2004
  • December 2004
  • January 2005
  • February 2005
  • March 2005
  • April 2005
  • May 2005
  • June 2005
  • July 2005
  • August 2005
  • September 2005
  • October 2005
  • November 2005
  • December 2005
  • January 2006
  • February 2006
  • March 2006
  • April 2006
  • May 2006
  • June 2006
  • July 2006
  • August 2006
  • September 2006
  • October 2006
  • November 2006
  • December 2006
  • January 2007
  • February 2007
  • March 2007
  • April 2007
  • May 2007
  • June 2007
  • August 2007
  • September 2007
  • October 2007
  • November 2007
  • December 2007
  • January 2008
  • February 2008
  • April 2008
  • November 2008
  • January 2009
  • August 2009
  • September 2009
  • February 2012

    Online Journals

  • National Review

  • Opinion Journal

  • Real Clear Politics

  • Weekly Standard


  • Blog Roll

  • A Blog For All
  • Althouse
  • Ankle Biting Pundits
  • Barista of Bloomfield Avenue
  • Betsy's Page
  • Blue Crab Boulevard
  • Blogs For Condi
  • Bob the Corgi
  • Brainster's Blog
  • BuzzMachine
  • Captain's Quarter's
  • Cinnaman
  • Coalition of the Swilling
  • CWA-NJ
  • Dino's Forum
  • Daily Mail
  • Don Surber
  • DynamoBuzz
  • eCache
  • Exit 4
  • Fausta's Blog
  • GOP Bloggers
  • Instapundit
  • Joe's Journal
  • Kate Spot
  • Kausfiles.com
  • Little Green Footballs
  • Michelle Malkin
  • More Mnmouth Musings
  • Parkway Rest Stop
  • Patrick Ruffini
  • Polipundit
  • Power Line
  • Right Wing News
  • Roger L. Simon
  • The Blue State Conservatives
  • Riehl World View
  • Red Jersey
  • Right, Wing-Nut!
  • Sid in the City
  • Tiger Hawk
  • The Truth Laid Bear
  • Tim Blair
  • Wizbang


  • Sid in the City



    Majority Accountability Project

    MAP

    New Jersey Blogs

    Enlighten-Carnival-small

  • 11th and Washington


  • A Blog For All
  • A Planet Where Apes Evolved From Man?!?
  • Armies of Liberation
  • Atlantic Highland Muse
  • Attack of the 15.24 Mete


  • Barista of Bloomfield Avenue
  • BeLow Me
  • Big Windbag
  • Blanton's and Ashton's
  • Blue State Conservatives
  • Burning Feathers
  • BuzzMachine


  • Clifton Blogs
  • Coalition of the Swilling
  • Cobweb Studios
  • CoffeeGrounds
  • Constitutional Conservative
  • Confessions of a Jersey Goddess
  • Corzine Watch
  • Crazy Jackie
  • Cresting Acrocorinthus
  • Cripes, Suzette!


  • Daniella's Misadventures
  • Did I Say That Out Loud
  • Dojo Mojo
  • Dossy's Blog
  • Down the Shore
  • DynamoBuzz


  • eCache
  • Enlighten-NewJersey
  • Eye On Hoboken
  • Exit 4
  • Exit Zero
  • Extreme-Psychosis


  • Fausta's Blog
  • Fausti's Book Quest
  • Fractals of Change
  • Frenchtown NJ Blog


  • GiggleChick
  • Gregg Gethard's Amazing Personal Journey
  • goethe re scape


  • Hoboken Rock City


  • IamBillPower
  • If this is paradise, I wish I had a lawn-mower
  • Imaginary Therapy
  • Inadmissible Evidence
  • INCITE


  • Jersey Beat
  • Jersey Perspective
  • Jersey Side
  • Jersey Style
  • Jersey Writers
  • Joe's Journal


  • Karl's Corner
  • Kate Spot


  • Laughing At The Pieces
  • Likelihood of Confusion
  • Liss Is More


  • Mamacita
  • Mary's Lame Attempt at Fame
  • Media in Trouble
  • Michael Carroll
  • Mister Snitch!
  • MucknMire
  • My Life as a Rabid Blog
  • My New Jersey


  • New Jersey Eminent Domain Law
  • NJ Conservative
  • NJ Fiscal Folly
  • New Jersey For Change
  • New Jersey Weblogs
  • NJ Spoken Word
  • Northeast Corridor


  • Parkway Rest Stop
  • Philly2Hoboken.com
  • Poetic Leanings
  • Poor Impulse Control
  • Professor Kim's News Notes
  • Property Tax NJ


  • Rain Angel
  • Riehl World View


  • Shamrocketship
  • Shipwrecks
  • SloppyDawg
  • Sluggo Needs a Nap
  • SmadaNeK
  • Static Silence


  • Tami,The One True
  • Tammany on the Hudson
  • Tequila Shots For The Soul
  • The Art of Getting By
  • The Center of New Jersey Life
  • The Daily Fry
  • The Duc Pond
  • The Jersey Shore Real Estate Bubble
  • The Joy of Soup
  • The Mark(ings) of Zorro
  • The New Wisdom
  • The Nightfly
  • The Opinion Mill
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Political Dogs
  • The Rix Mix
  • This Full House
  • Tiger Hawk
  • Tomato Nation
  • Toxiclabrat
  • Twisty


  • Unbillable Hours
  • Usdin.Net


  • Where Is The Remote
  • Wine Goddess


  • Xpatriated Texan


  • Links

  • NJ Governor
  • NJ Legislature
  • GOP GOTV
  • Bob Menendez Information


  • Blog Rings

  • Blog Explosion
  • Blog Directory
  • Blogsnow
  • Blogwise
  • Blogstreet
  • Blogshares
  • Blogarama
  • Blog Digger
  • Daypop
  • Globe of Blogs
  • Blog Search Engine


  • Ecosystem Status


  • Who Links Here






  •