MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – State aid to the Mountainside School District has increased by $150,160 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.

The Board of Education will discuss its options, when it meets from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, July 24, at Deerfield School, 302 Central Ave.

There is a resolution on the agenda to accept the money and apply it to out of district special education placements, but the board can change its mind and use the money for multiple purposes.

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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 Mountainside is $763,171. The district received $569,584 in state aid for the 2017-2018 school year.