19 May: Sweeney Bill Promoting Shared Services Clears Senate Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney that would promote shared services among school districts was cleared out of the Senate Education Committee today. It would require executive county superintendents to designate a county special services school district or educational services commission as the county education services agency to help school districts to reduce costs by entering shared services arrangements.

“This kind of legislation is where property taxpayers are going to see real savings. School funding makes up the largest portion of our property tax bills. Therefore, by creating efficiencies through shared services in education, taxpayers will truly get a much needed break,” said Sweeney.