Corzine signs school funding law

January 13, 2008 11:29:27 AM PST
Gov. Jon S. Corzine has signed a law revamping the formula the state uses to fund public schools.

The school funding law, signed Sunday, changes the way the state allocates money to public schools.

Under the law, aid is partly tied to the number of low-income students in each district. Suburban districts with enrollment increases and a large number of low-income students could see annual aid increases as big as 20 percent.

But most of 31 poor urban districts would see aid increases of 2 percent this year, then see state support held flat after that.

Advocates for urban districts are expected to ask the state Supreme Court to overturn the law.


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