BAYONNE, NJ - While many school districts across the state are wondering why their state aid decreased, that won't be the case for Bayonne Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael Wanko.

Bayonne Public School will see an increase in state aid by 5.4 percent, or $3.097 million. The district's total aid package for the 2018-2019 school year will be $60,003,961, according to an updated report released by the New Jersey Department of Education.

The total package is a $242,084 increase from the projected aid package originally announced during New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's budget message.

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According to the Department of Education, the state aid package includes $6.37 million dollars earmarked for special education and approximately $6.44 million in security aid.

Wanko, along with the Bayonne Board of Education, released the district's 2018-2019 budget in April. When the budget was initially announced, the district said taxes would be raised by approximately $157 for the average household.  

A full copy of the proposed budget is available here or on the district's website.