The fight for fairness, funding and transparency continues and enters a new phase as 10th District (Ocean County) Lawmakers have developed a plan to protect Jersey Shore school districts being cut state aid.
Following expected but undesired state aid cuts to dozens of school districts following Governor Phil Murphy's address on Friday, 10th District Lawmakers are once again making a push to restore funding for several Ocean County schools.
Full Day Kindergarten is safe...for now in Toms River Regional Schools as District officials continue to simultaneously battle for school funding from the state and carefully craft a budget for the upcoming school years.
Brick Schools like 199 other districts across the state are being directly impacted by the S2 legislation or school funding formula in a negative way and are looking for both funding and answers from the state of New Jersey.
Students, teachers, administrators, and parents from the Toms River Regional School District took off in busloads and cars to the statehouse in Trenton Tuesday to protest the state aid cuts that have put classes, activities and staff jobs on the line.
They asked for $4.4-million in emergency school aid to help with a budget that's run out of wells to draw more funding from but what the Toms River Regional School District received was $854,634 from the New Jersey Department of Education.