Our Fight for Fair Funding

The State of Our State Aid
July 2017

Robbinsville Public Schools has fantastic news!  On Friday, July 14th, the New Jersey Department of Education informed us that we can expect an increase in state aid in the amount of $631,042.00 for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a welcome start to addressing years of declining funding which left the district with an overarching shortfall of approximately $60 million.

As we continue to uphold our commitment to the Robbinsville Community by offering diverse and rich learning opportunities to every student, these funds will assist us in bridging the $2 million dollar gap we encountered while creating the 2017-2018 annual budget.  As you may recall, in order to balance this year’s budget district officials were forced to reduce two full time positions and were unable to hire additional teachers to address steadily increasing enrollment. Read more...

Robbinsville Takes Trenton by Storm

Robbinsville Citizens 

As the Robbinsville Schools community continues the fight for its fair share of school funding, Acting Superintendent Kathie Foster joined members of the Board of Education, members of town council and local residents in Trenton on Tuesday, May 2nd for the NJDOE budget hearings before the New Jersey State Senate.

At a rally on the steps of the statehouse beforehand, Dr. Foster's remarks helped to spark the passion of representatives from districts across the state who find themselves the predicament of placing a larger and larger burden on taxpayers due to the state's refusal to adhere to the school funding formula established by the School Funding Reform Act of 2008. 



 

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