Eight school districts, five municipalities and one taxpayer have filed a petition with the New Jersey Department of Education, challenging the fairness of the school funding formula as amended by Senate Bill 2. The legislation, enacted in July, will fully fund the School Funding Reform Act by 2024-2025 and adjust aid allocations.

The school districts involved in the complaint are Brick, Freehold Regional, Jackson, Lacey, Manalapan-Englishtown Regional, Ocean Township (Monmouth County), Toms River Regional, and Weymouth Township.

The complaint, filed last month, will likely be referred to an administrative law judge for fact-finding, an attorney representing the petitioners told School Board Notes recently.

NJ Spotlight published an article about the legal action on February 12.