By MELISSA DIPENTO
The Lenape Regional High School District received some hopeful news to the tune of $1.3 million.
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,” Christie said. “Now is the time to complement the dollars spent with real education reform to bring a focus on student learning, accountability and results.”
The LRHSD was originally slated to receive $25,812,923 in state funding. With the increase, the state reports that the district will receive $27,108,017.
The Shamong K-8 district will receive $126,356 more in aid, bumping its total funding to $3,977,940.
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.