SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Governor Murphy has added over $400 million dollars to almost 400 different local school district budgets. More than 150 districts, however, will be losing money received from direct state aid.

Springfield is among the winners.

For the 2018-2019 school year, we will receive an additional $447,349. In hard totals, this is an increase from last year’s $1,499,206 to this year’s $1,946,555; an increase of +29.8%.

The Board of Education’s President Scott Silverstein has not yet determined what that means. Can it be sustained over multiple years? What’s the impact on current budgets considering recent declines?  The extra money is nice, but now we have to figure out how to best utilize it and sustain it over time.