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Major points in Education Funding Report
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1) Use average daily attendance figures to award aid (rather than the October 15 ASSA counts based on a one-day snapshot of a districtís pupil count).<P>

2) Adjustment aid reduction: for those districts that are spending over adequacy and are receiving Adjustment (hold harmless) aid, their aid will be reduced by 50% over the course of the next 5 years.<P>

3) Student weights: At Risk and LEP weights are brought back (reduced) to the original recommendations of the Professional Judgment Panels that were brought in to help determine parameters of the SFRA formula.<P>

4) Create a $50M Innovation fund to award grants to districts the implement successful, innovative programs. (This is to begin in the near future, but not for FY2012-2013.)<P>

5) Recommendations and aid changes to will occur over a 5 year transition period, with every year providing more funding support to local districts than the prior year.


Garden State Coalition of Schools
160 W. State Street, Trenton New Jersey 08608
609-394-2828



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