08 Dec: Baer Proposes Legislation For UEZ Funds To Help Schools

TRENTON – Senator Byron M. Baer announced today that he was drafting legislation to create an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) in Englewood and allow the revenue to go towards helping the school district with programs associated with desegregation.

“The courts have ruled that for Englewood to ensure a quality education for all students regardless of race, creed, or gender requires special funding,” said Senator Baer. “Local officials are not trying to avoid that responsibility, but the special needs of the Englewood school district require special attention.”