N.J. Plans Sharp Cuts to Most School Districts
New Jersey school districts learned Wednesday that most districts can expect to lose even more in state aid than they previously were told.
New Jersey School Boards Association spokesman Frank Belluscio said that means districts could be forced to choose in the next few weeks between proposing deep cuts or asking voters to approve big property tax increases in a state where property taxes are already the highest in the nation.
But Education Commissioner Bret Schundler said that if lawmakers quickly approve a public employee pension bill, the impact could be mitigated — and any layoffs may be able to be reversed by the time...
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