Barnegat Schools Lose Nearly $160,000 in State Aid


Eric Englund
September 09, 2020

Barnegat Township public educational institutions will acquire virtually $160,000 significantly less in categorical specific instruction help for the present-day school year, in accordance to revised point out spending plan figures not long ago declared.
Final calendar year, the district been given $20,535,595 in full point out support. For 2020-21, the district was wanting at $20,695,898. The revised figure is now $20,534,835.
“Much of this was prompted by decreases in state income thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Steve Brennan, Barnegat Faculty District business administrator,
Brennan stated that to offset the decrease, the district “will consistently evaluate its requirements and emphasis fiscal assets dependent upon precedence.”
“Pursuant to condition advice, the district may transfer unassigned normal fund surplus budgeted in the original spending plan licensed for taxes to present the resources vital to tackle the emergent affliction of needing to offset the reduction to 2020-21 point out help to retain a comprehensive and economical education and learning,” he said.
Brennan stated the cuts will not have an affect on the faculty tax level.
“Some districts had significantly higher cuts in help, but we have been relatively lucky,” he said.  —E.E.

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