SENATE, No. 1792

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MARCH 15, 2012

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† STEPHEN M. SWEENEY

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

Assemblyman† JOHN J. BURZICHELLI

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

Assemblywoman† CELESTE M. RILEY

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Provides supplemental appropriation of $4.141 million from Property Tax Relief Fund to DOE for aid to school districts with significant enrollment growth.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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A Supplement to "An Act making appropriations for the support of the State Government and the several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 and regulating the disbursement thereof," approved† June 30, 2011 (P.L.2011, c.85).

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† In addition to the amounts appropriated under P.L.2011, c. 85, there is appropriated out of the Property Tax Relief Fund the following sum for the purpose specified:

 

34 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

30 Educational, Cultural, and Intellectual Development

31 Direct Educational Services and Assistance

 

STATE AID

01-5120 General Formula Aid.......................................

†††††† (From Property Tax Relief Fund...........$4,141,000)

†††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††† ††$4,141,000

Total State Aid Appropriation,††††††††††††††††††††††

 

†††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††† $4,141,000

† †Direct Educational Services and Assistance......

(From Property Tax Relief Fund..........$4,141,000)

State Aid:

 

 

01 Supplemental Enrollment Growth ††††Aid (PTRF)

($4,141,000)

 

 

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The amount hereinabove appropriated for Supplemental Enrollment Growth Aid shall be used to provide additional aid to a school district, other than a non-operating or a county vocational school district, in which the projected October 2011 resident enrollment exceeds the October 2008 resident enrollment by at least 13%.† The amount of additional aid awarded to a school district shall equal the difference between the projected October 2011 resident enrollment and the actual October 2008 resident enrollment, multiplied by the per pupil amount of equalization aid, special education categorical aid, security categorical aid, and adjustment aid received in the 2008-2009 school year.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill makes a supplemental appropriation of $4.141 million from the Property Tax Relief Fund to the Department of Education to provide additional State school aid to districts, other than non-operating or county vocational school districts, that have experienced significant enrollment growth since the 2008-2009 school year.† To receive the additional aid, the districtís projected resident enrollment for October 2011 must exceed the actual October 2008 resident enrollment by at least 13 percent.† An eligible district will receive aid equal to the change in the resident enrollment between October 2008 and October 2011 multiplied by the per pupil amount of equalization aid, special education and security categorical aid, and adjustment aid received in the 2008-2009 school year.† It is anticipated that the following districts will receive additional school aid under this bill: Edgewater Borough, Chesterfield Township, Sea Isle City, East Greenwich Township, Kingsway Regional, South Harrison Township, Swedesboro-Woolwich, Avon Borough, Deal Borough, Highlands Borough, Red Bank Borough, Tuckerton Borough, and Elmer Borough.

†††† As reported, this bill is identical to Assembly Bill No. 3961, as amended and reported by the committee.