• Jillian Helding

U.S. Department of Education Orders Restoration of State Aid to New Jersey Schools

The Jersey City Board of Education could recoup as much as $126,434,477 from state aid cuts following a directive from the U.S. Department of Education that cites this must be be done in order to comply with the American Rescue Plan.


“This directive from the federal government should come as no surprise. It was clear that the aid cuts in the FY22 Budget put New Jersey out of compliance with the ARP ESSER, which specifically prohibits states from reducing state aid to high poverty school districts,” Education Law Center Research Director Danielle Farrie said in a statement.


Education Law Center (ELC) officials say this decision could affect 80 school districts in the state. Read the full story in the Hudson County View or on the State of New Jersey website.