Keeping state aid flat from year to year may not be possible. The Corzine administration funded approximately 13 percent of this year’s state aid to school districts with a one-time revenue source — New Jersey’s federal stimulus dollars. We won’t have that money next year. To keep total state aid to school districts at the same level next year as it was this year, we will need to take over $1 billion from other state programs at a time when the state is already facing a massive deficit. We are trying hard to accomplish this difficult objective — but it may not be possible.Acting Education Commissioner Bret Schundler in today's Star-Ledger.
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