More aid coming to Cherry Hill

The Cherry Hill School District received some hopeful news to the tune of $1.7 million dollars.

Today, Gov. Christie announced the allocation of $850 million in new aid for New Jersey school districts in 2012.

“This year, New Jersey increased state aid to school districts by $850 million over last year, restoring every dollar of the cuts we were forced to make last year and increasing aid by an additional $30 million. 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 Christie. “Now is the time to complement the dollars spent with real education reform to bring a focus on student learning, accountability and results.”

Cherry Hill was originally slated to receive $9,655,320 in state funding. With the increase in funding, the state reports that the district will receive, $11,373,275 a more than $1.7 million increase.

Be sure to check back for more on the state aid increases. The state education commissioner is expected to make an announcement on how the additional funds may be used on Thursday.