Under the new state funding formula known as S2, Pemberton Township Schools is facing great financial challenges in the years ahead.
Our mission is to provide our students with a thorough and efficient education to meet the New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Pursuing Excellence, One Child at a Time. However, the new funding formula calls for a reduction in our state aid of nearly $26 million over the course of 7 years. Combined with other factors such as our loss of adjustment aid and our inability to raise more money through taxes, both the quality of education as well as the emotional and diverse student support we provide will be severely negatively impacted.
We greatly oppose the S2 funding formula as it applies to Pemberton Township Schools, and are challenging it on both a legal and grassroots level. As a former Abbott district, we have legal precedents to turn to, and our efforts in soliciting the aid of government officials on both the state and local levels is ongoing.
Below you will find more information regarding both the potential impact this loss of funding will have on our staff and students, as well as our continual efforts to reinstate the fair and equitable funding we deserve. Please know we will pursue every avenue available to continue fighting for our students, community and staff as we strive to maintain the quality education every Pemberton child deserves.
Check back frequently for updates.
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Preliminary 2019-2020 Budget Adoption - (For Submission to the County Superintendent – 3/21/19)
In his sweeping Abbott II holding, Chief Justice Robert Wilentz had wrote that he was ordering money to urban poor districts because they are the districts where society is "failing abysmally, dramatically, and tragically."
School districts continue battle over funding - Burlington County Times Article 3/22
Superintendent Tony Trongone addressed members of the NJ Assembly Budget Committee in Trenton on Wednesday, March 27th and members of the Senate Budget Committee on March 28th in Salem County. Accompanied by BOE president John Willitts, BOE member Tom Maier and business administrator Dan Smith, Mr. Trongone continues to fight for adequate funding for Pemberton Township Schools
Superintendent Video Series: Message #4
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