“By the end of this week, Governor Christie will sign the New Jersey state budget—and with it, we hope he will approve the increased funding allotted for non-public schools that is included in the legislative budget,” New Jersey Regional Director of OU’s Advocacy Josh Pruzansky tells TLS.
But they are asking for the community’s help to make that happen.
Early this morning, June 25th, the New Jersey State Assembly and Senate Budget Committees both passed the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
Included in the budget were significant increases for both non-public school technology aid and non-public school nursing aid.
“Those increases will now provide technology funding to New Jersey Jewish day schools to within 80 percent of where it was in 2009 and will — for the first time — adequately fund nursing services for non-public school students,” says Pruzansky.
Both houses of the State Legislature will vote on the budget on Thursday, June 26th. If passed, the budget will go to Governor Christie for signature.
“We need the community’s help now — in the next 36 hours — by reaching out to Governor Christie and asking him to approve the funding increases for non-public school students. Write to Governor Christie or call his office at 609-292-6000 and urge him to approve the increased technology and nursing aid for non-public schools!” [TLS]