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Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck Stands With Parents, Local Officials, Education Experts for Fair School Funding

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Supports $175 Million Increase in New School Aid, Says $46 Million in Cuts Unnecessary

Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) rallied with parents, superintendents, local officials, and other legislators at the State House today for a fair school funding plan that would give underfunded districts the additional aid they deserve without imposing cuts to other districts that would result in huge property tax hikes and teacher layoffs.

Sen. Jennifer Beck rallied with parents, superintendents, local officials, and other legislators at the State House today for a fair school funding plan that would give underfunded districts the additional aid they deserve without imposing cuts to other districts that would result in huge property tax hikes and teacher layoffs. (SenateNJ.com)

“All of our children deserve a fair share of state aid for their schools,” said Beck. “That’s why I’ve fought for a decade to increase support for massively underfunded districts like Red Bank and Freehold Borough. Most importantly, it’s clear that we have the financial ability to increase support for those districts by $175 million, without taking a penny away from anyone else.”

Beck was joined at the rally by Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex), Assemblyman Dave Wolfe (R-Ocean), Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R-Ocean), Brick Mayor John Ducey (D), NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer, Ocean Twp. Deputy Mayor Robert Acerra, Toms River Superintendent David Healy, Andover Regional Board of Education President Michael Fancher, Tinton Falls Superintendent John Russo, Middletown Superintendent William George, Ocean Twp. Superintendent Jim Stefankiewicz, Eatontown Superintendent Scott McCue, and other local officials, parents, and school children.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Montgomery Township to Present Fair School Funding Plan on 3/14

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, will hold a town hall meeting in the Skillman section of Montgomery Township to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at the Otto Kaufman Community Center at 7:00 p.m.

Under current state law, some towns receive back just pennies on the dollar of the income taxes their residents pay to the state in the form of school aid allocated to their local districts through a convoluted funding formula that few people understand.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Bayville to Present Fair School Funding Plan on 3/5

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting in Bayville to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Monday, March 5 at the Central Regional Middle School cafeteria at 7:30 p.m.

Under current state law, some towns receive back just pennies on the dollar of the income taxes their residents pay to the state in the form of school aid allocated to their local districts through a convoluted funding formula that few people understand.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Video: Doherty Talks About Need for Fair School Funding Plan on ‘NJ Today’

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Senator Michael Doherty (R-23), a member of the Senate Education Committee, appeared on NJTV’s NJ Today to talk about the need for his Fair School Funding plan.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in North Plainfield to Present Fair School Funding Plan on 3/1

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting in North Plainfield to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1 at the North Plainfield Community Center at 7 p.m.

Under current state law, some towns receive back just pennies on the dollar of the income taxes their residents pay to the state in the form of school aid allocated to their local districts through a convoluted funding formula that few people understand.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Scotch Plains on 2/21 to Present Fair School Funding Plan

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting in Scotch Plains to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m.

Who: Senator Michael Doherty
What: Town Hall meeting on the “Fair School Funding” plan
When: Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 PM
Where: Scotch Plains Municipal Building, Council Chamber, 430 Park Ave.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty to Present “Fair School Funding” Plan to Morris County School Boards Assn. on 2/16

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that he will present his “Fair School Funding” plan to the Morris County School Boards Association at a meeting in Montville on Thursday, February 16.

The Senator has proposed a new school funding formula that is fair and equitable to all students in the state – urban, suburban and rural. The new formula would be implemented by a constitutional amendment that would have to be approved by voters.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty Praises Atlantic County Freeholders for Support of Fair School Funding Plan

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ support of his Fair School Funding Plan.

“The elected officials in Atlantic County, who represent the interests of their constituents, have passed a resolution supporting a fair school funding formula that treats all children across the state equally. The Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has acknowledged the language in the state constitution is clear: state aid must be distributed equally.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty Announces Senator O’Toole Joins “Fair School Funding Plan” As a Sponsor

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, announced today that Senator Kevin O’Toole will join him as a co-sponsor of SCR-162, “The Fair School Funding Act.” Doherty said:

“I am pleased that Senator O’Toole agreed to join me in seeking a more equitable school funding formula by co-sponsoring the ‘Fair School Funding Plan.’ With Senator O’Toole’s sponsorship, the resolution enjoys unanimous support among the Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Ridgewood on “Fair School Funding” Plan

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Senator Michael Doherty, A members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting on the “fair school funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held Monday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. in The Stable 259 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood

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Diane Allen

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Kip Bateman

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Michael Doherty

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Steven Oroho

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Joe Pennacchio

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Robert Singer

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