BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – State aid to the Berkeley Heights School District has increased by $90,127 from the amount the board expected to receive and factored into its 2018-2019 budget earlier this year. Now the question is what to do with the extra money.

Board Administrator Donna Felezzola said there are various options to consider, including whether to return it to taxpayers as part of next year’s budgeting process or increase the budget, among other options.

The Board of Education will discuss its options, when it holds its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Columbia Middle School, 345 Plainfield Ave., in the music room.

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The district was notified by the New Jersey Department of Education of additional funding earlier this month.

The new total in state aid to Berkeley Heights is $1,563,766. The district received $1,296,302 in state aid for the 2017-2018 school year.