According to a statement released by the Governor’s office late Friday a $102 million deal that would restore 66 percent of the funding slashed  for over 150 school beleaguered school districts is on the table.  School boards across the state have been under pressure ever since  Trenton’s 2023-24 proposed budget was released.

According to the statement, "All eligible districts that submit a request to the Commissioner of Education will receive this additional funding, and must include a written plan indicating how they intend to fund operations in future years when this aid is no longer available." 

The Senate budget and appropriations committee will vote on S-3732, the bill which defines this agreement, on Monday. The bill was sponsored by Senators Vin Gopal and Andrew Zwicker with a companion bill by Roy Freiman, Paul Moriarty and Lisa Swain.