SPRINGFIELD, NJ  — The Springfield Township Public Schools District is set to receive additional state aid in Gov. Phil Murphy's recently approved state budget. Gov. Phil Murphy's 2018-2019 Appropriations Act and revised budget now bring Springfield's state aid numbers up to $1,946.555

In 2017-2018 Springfield received $1,499,206 and initially budget numbers indicated Springfield would receive $1,547,093. Gov. Phil Murphy's 2018-2019 Appropriations Act and revised budget now bring the total differential to $447,349.

172 districts in the state will receive less state aid for the upcoming school year. The decreases are considered the first step in an overhaul of the public education funding system. The districts losing funding have until August 1 to decide how to make up for the lost aid in their budgets whether by cutting staff, programs or using surplus funds.

For a list of all state aid figures for the 2018-2019 school year for the state’s 577 school districts, click here.