UNION, NJ - The Union School District will see an increase in state school funding as a result of the change in the state school funding formula recently adopted by the state legislature and Governor Phil Murphy in the newly passed state budget. Calculations were officially announced on July 16, giving Union a $1,398,005 increase.
“A stronger, fairer New Jersey means making sure that New Jersey’s schools are receiving the funds they need to advance academic excellence for our students,” Murphy said in an announcement regarding the change in state educational funding. “After years of neglect, we are turning the page to bring a balanced approach to school aid.”
While the change brings an increase to many school districts throughout the Garden State like Union, a handful of others such as Jersey City will see sharp decreases. Jersey City’s district will see state school funding drop $3.5 million. Old Bridge's district will also see a loss with a $1,056,834 cut in state educational funding.
A request for comment from Superintendent Gregory Tatum about the increase in school funding and how the district intends to use the funds went unanswered.
The Union School District received $31,286,255 in state educational funding for the 2017-18 school year.