NJ Special Ed Funding: Find Out How Much Colts Neck Received
COLTS NECK, NJ – How much state special education funding will Colts Neck public schools receive next year?
Colts Neck will receive $ 568,723 from New Jersey as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials said this week.
New Jersey’s Eleventh Legislative District, which includes Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Freehold, Long Branch, Neptune, Red Bank, Tinton Falls and Ocean Township, has secured a total of $ 10 million in more than a dozen municipalities for extraordinary funding for special education, officials said in a press release. With an additional $ 100 million from the state legislature, District 11 lawmakers helped raise an additional $ 3 million to bring the total amount of funds for the Monmouth County Legislative District to $ 13 million in total. .
The funds are part of the state’s fiscal year 2022 budget, which allocates $ 400 million to fund extraordinary special education. Rfind out more: Governor Murphy signs NJ 2022 budget with $ 500 rebate checks
“I am very happy to have fought to obtain additional funds for the extraordinary fund for special education,” said State Senator Vin Gopal (D-11). “It is unfair for local taxpayers – especially those who do not have school-aged children – to shoulder the increasing costs of extraordinary special education programs. The state must step in to take this burden on them. , and these additional funds allocated within our district will help do just that. “
The New Jersey Funding Act contains an “extraordinary” provision, which provides additional public assistance to school districts for each student who needs intensive services. The award is based on a student’s placement in one of the following three categories:
1. Student in a public school program with non-disabled peers: For direct costs of educational and support services greater than $ 40,000, a district will receive assistance equal to 90 percent of the amount of that surplus.
2. Pupil educated in a public school with only disabled peers: For direct costs of educational and support services greater than $ 40,000, a district will receive assistance equal to 75 percent of the amount of that excess.
3. Student attending a private school: For tuition fees over $ 55,000, a district will receive assistance equal to 75 percent of the amount of that excess.
“We intend to ensure that those districts with excellent special education programs and high populations of students with extraordinary special education needs do not pay more than their fair share to educate students in their areas. classrooms, âsaid MP Eric Houghtaling (D -11). “While schools have incurred extraordinary costs during the pandemic, securing more funds for these schools is helping these districts get through a difficult year of struggle and ensure fairness in the budget.”
Funds can be used for services in any special education setting, including an inclusive general education classroom, a stand-alone classroom in the district, or an out-of-district program, such as a private school. Funding will go directly to the sending school district and follow the child.
âWhen we deprive students with special needs of the funding they need to be successful, children, families and educators are all forced to struggle and compete for funds and resources,â said MP Joann Downey (D-11), president of the social services of the Assembly. Committee. “By increasing state funding for extraordinary special education, we can end this unnecessary race and give every class the funds it deserves.”
Below is a breakdown of the funds allocated to each city in the district:
Asbury Park: $ 435,063
Colts neck: $ 568,723
Eatontown: $ 277,555
Boro freehold: $ 308,526
Freehold region in full ownership: $ 2,813,470
Freehold Twp: $ 1,144,514
Long branch: $ 610,901
Monmouth Regional: $ 349,509
City of Neptune: $ 224,079
Neptune Twp: $ 838,477
Ocean Twp: $ 1,054,168
Red Bank: $ 210,982
Regional Red Bank: $ 154,125
Regional ashore: $ 249,350
Shrewsbury Boro: $ 21,471
Tinton Falls: $ 625,321
Long western branch: $ 75,140