Education A State Capitals Roundup

N.J. Court Allows Aid Freeze in State’s Poorest Districts

By Catherine Gewertz — May 23, 2006 1 min read

The New Jersey Supreme Court has granted Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s request to hold funding for the state’s poorest school districts flat for the 2006-07 school year.

Gov. Jon S. Corzine

In a unanimous May 9 ruling, the state’s high court said the 31 Abbott districts—which got their name from long-running litigation over how to properly fund poor school districts—would have to make do with about the same amount of aid in 2006-07 that they did in 2005-06.

The court ruled that the districts could appeal the budgets the state sets for their districts if they could show that a “demonstrably needed” program would be “substantially impaired” by too little funding.

Gov. Corzine, a Democrat, had sought the flat funding in the face of a projected $4 billion budget shortfall. He said it was part of a larger effort to make sure districts were using their state aid efficiently, and, eventually, to review school funding statewide.

A version of this article appeared in the May 24, 2006 edition of Education Week


This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Future of Work Webinar
Digital Literacy Strategies to Promote Equity
Our new world has only increased our students’ dependence on technology. This makes digital literacy no longer a “nice to have” but a “need to have.” How do we ensure that every student can navigate
Content provided by
Mathematics Online Summit Teaching Math in a Pandemic
Attend this online summit to ask questions about how COVID-19 has affected achievement, instruction, assessment, and engagement in math.
School & District Management Webinar Examining the Evidence: Catching Kids Up at a Distance
As districts, schools, and families navigate a new normal following the abrupt end of in-person schooling this spring, students’ learning opportunities vary enormously across the nation. Access to devices and broadband internet and a secure

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Speech Therapists
Lancaster, PA, US
Lancaster Lebanon IU 13
Elementary Teacher
Madison, Wisconsin
One City Schools

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: January 13, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Obituary In Memory of Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief Writer and Editor
EdWeek Market Brief Associate Editor Michele Molnar, who was instrumental in launching the publication, succumbed to cancer.
5 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: December 9, 2020
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read