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Title: Understanding adjustment aid in New Jersey school funding: A case study of Jersey City
Contributors: Farrie, Danielle
Keywords: Public schools—New Jersey—Jersey City—Finance
Educational equalization—New Jersey—Jersey City
Issue Date: Mar-2018
Publisher: Education Law Center
Place of Publication: Newark, N.J.
Description: One of the most misunderstood aspects of New Jersey’s school funding formula is the role of adjustment aid, one of several school aid categories paid directly by the state. Although adjustment is distributed to over 100 districts across the state, this policy brief focuses specifically on the unique circumstances facing Jersey City in an effort to explain how and why adjustment aid is distributed and its importance in ensuring school districts have enough funds to provide a thorough and efficient education. This report is also intended to clear up some common misconceptions about school funding in Jersey City – which is often characterized as an increasingly wealthy city that shirks its responsibility to fund its public schools – and offer recommendations to ensure all students have the resources needed for academic success.
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