HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - School districts throughout Somerset County will receive increased state aid for the 2018-19 school year - except for Hillsborough.
State aid to Hillsborough Township schools will see a slight 1.11 percent reduction for the 2018-19 school year according to figures released by the state Department of Education.
Last year Hillsborough schools received $25,0205,652 from the state but that figure will will drop to $24,926,259 for the 2018-19 school year.
Overall, Somerset County’s 17 school districts saw an increase of 10.94 percent, according to the DOE figures. Total state aid to be allocated throughout Somerset County for the 2018-19 school year is $128,681,795.
Manville will see the biggest increase, a 54.19 percent jump from $6,054,385 to $9,335,032, a total of $3,280,647 in increased aid for 2018-19.
Bound Brook also saw a significant increase, jumping from $9,756,139 in 2017-18 to $13,795,918 for the upcoming school year, a 41.41 percent increase amounting to $4,034,779.
Somerville also benefits from the revamping of the state’s school aid formula, with an increase of 17.7 percent from the 2017-18 school year.
Somerville will receive $6,820,299 in state aid for the 2018-19 school year, an increase of $1,026,124 from the $5,794,175 received from the state for the 2017-18 school year.
Almost three out of four school districts in the state – 72 percent – are to receive an increase in funding from Trenton, based on a revamping of the formula used to distribute state aid to the 545 school districts in the state.
State aid for schools in 2018-19 will increase by $348 million over the 2017-18 school year.
Adjustments in the formula will continue to be made through 2024.
The legislation was passed by the Senate and State Assembly in June, and signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.