TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Urban school districts in New Jersey are in line for smaller state aid increases than many suburban schools under a new plan from the state Education Department.
The state released its district-by-district subsidy plans on Thursday.
The state plans to send $7.9 million to schools in the 2014-15 academic year, an increase of .4 percent over this school year. Every district is to get more.
Districts including Newark, Camden, Trenton, Jersey City and Paterson are in line to see increases of .1 percent.
The districts with the largest increases, of 5 percent or more, are well-off suburbs and some shore communities. But those districts get smaller amounts of state aid and it accounts for a much smaller portion of their budgets.