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Senator Jennifer Beck Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11)
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February 28, 2017
Beck Joined by Freehold and Red Bank Superintendents for Governor’s Budget Message

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Superintendents Tomazic & Rumage Join Beck in Trenton Again to Continue Advocacy for School Funding Reform

Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) hosted Freehold Borough Superintendent Dr. Rocco Tomazic and Red Bank Superintendent Dr. Jared Rumage at the New Jersey State House in Trenton for the delivery of the Governor’s Budget Message for FY 2018.

Freehold Borough Superintendent Tomazic and Red Bank Superintendent Rumage joined Sen. Jennifer Beck for the Governor’s Budget Message at the New Jersey State House on Feb. 28. (

“Red Bank and Freehold Borough face the dual challenges of being among the most underfunded school districts in the state, while also experiencing some of the greatest enrollment growth,” said Beck. “I’ve worked closely with Dr. Tomazic and Dr. Rumage on our mutual effort to secure additional state aid for massively underfunded districts like theirs, and am glad they could join me again in Trenton today to continue this important fight.”

Governor Chris Christie delivered his final annual Budget Message to a joint session of the New Jersey Legislature. School funding was among the topics that he highlighted.

“Fixing our state’s flawed school funding formula will improve the quality of education in our schools and provide the opportunity for significant property tax relief for our residents,” added Beck. “Having superintendents Tomazic and Rumage join me in Trenton to advocate for school funding reform has been extremely helpful. As the legislative debate on education funding continues over the coming months, we will bring more leaders from additional districts that face similar challenges to the State House to build the case for better funding their schools and protecting property taxpayers.”

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