Corzine Eyes Education as a Likely Target for Cuts


As the governor tries to bridge the state’s $2.1 billion dollar budget gap, public school funding could be on the chopping block. School officials say it is a dilemma they’ve dealt with before, and are now hoping to avoid.

It’s business as usual in New Jersey’s public school, but officials there are waiting with bated breath to learn what kind of funding, if any, they’ll receive from the state for the upcoming school year. “Anytime the state starts to talk about cutting funding or cutting state aide or freezing state aide, it’s going to have a significant impact on school districts throughout the state of New Jersey,” said Dr. Scott McCartney, superintendent of Egg Harbor Township Schools.


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