On July 11, Senate President Steve Sweeney held a meeting with statewide education groups to discuss school funding and a bill proposed by Sweeney and Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, chair of the Senate Education Committee.
The bill, S2372, would create a special four-member “State School Funding Fairness Commission.” The commission would have a year to develop a plan that would bring every school district in the state to “adequacy funding” within five years. The governor would appoint two commissioners and the Senate President and Assembly Speaker would choose one each, according to the bill.
“The New Jersey School Boards Association believes that changes to the administration of education funding require a studied approach,” said Mike Vrancik, NJSBA’s director of governmental relations, in a news release. “We share the goal of a fair and adequate allocation of state funding for all school districts.”