Gill Statement On Proposed Fy 2012 Education Funding

TRENTON – Senator Nia H. Gill (D-Essex) today issued the following statement on Governor Christie’s proposed FY 2012 budget, following the release of district-by-district education aid figures:

“Last year, Governor Christie’s budget decimated New Jersey’s suburban school districts.

“This year he continues this policy. The governor’s proposed spending plan funds public education $750 million below FY 2010 levels and is roughly $2 billion less than the statutorily mandated funding requirement for public schools in New Jersey.

“For a second year, the state’s middle-class families and suburban school districts bear the brunt of the Governor’s budget.”