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Governor Chris Christie brings his Fair School Funding Message to Over Taxed Bergen County

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July 29,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Governor Chris Christie took his #fairschoolfunding message to Fair Lawn in Bergen County on Thursday, making the case for a new K-12 state aid formula to a town hall audience .

Governor Chris Christie proposed drastic changes to New Jersey’s school-aid formula that would distribute an equal amount for each student regardless of income, a move that would redirect money from cities to suburbs.

Over the past 30 years, New Jersey taxpayers have sent $97 billion to those 31 systems, while the other 546 have received $9 billion less. Worse yet by all standards the Abbott Schools have been a complete failure and are in violation of the very law that requires them to exist.

The average Ridgewood homeowner would save the second most at $4209 in Bergen County after Tenafly at $4478 .

Even Steve Sweeney’s home town, a leading opponent of the plan, way down in South Jersey would receive 58% more funding per student in addition to average net property tax decreases.

5 thoughts on “Governor Chris Christie brings his Fair School Funding Message to Over Taxed Bergen County

  1. Yes please.

  2. He still likes us!

  3. Hey REA – here’s your chance. Instead of rolling over for NJEA and their Newark/Trenton crew, how about you get some of that cash back to Ridgewood? Sawy we split the money 70-30?

  4. Not going to happen.

  5. I’m thinkin 80-20…..we got a lot of overhead.

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