Governor Murphy and Acting Department of Education Commissioner Allen-McMillan Visit Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Fair Lawn to Discuss Historic Pre-K Through 12 Investments in Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal
FY2022 budget would invest $18.1 billion in New Jersey’s public schools
Budget would increase K-12 education aid by $578 million and increase pre-K funding by $50 million
FAIR LAWN, NJ (STL.News) Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Education Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan today visited Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Fair Lawn to highlight the $18.1 billion in pre-K through 12 school aid funding in the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) budget proposal.
The proposed FY2022 budget furthers the Governor’s historic commitment to education, with $578 million in additional K-12 school aid and nearly $50 million in additional preschool funding. Governor Murphy’s four budgets will have increased direct pre-K through 12 spending statewide by nearly $1.5 billion. School districts will be able to use State funds in conjunction with federal resources to address COVID-19-related learning loss, stand up mental health programs, train educators, and remediate buildings, among other uses.
“The budget proposal unveiled this week furthers our commitment to ensuring that school districts have the resources they need to the unique needs of their students and educators, an especially critical priority as districts manage challenges caused by COVID-19,” said Governor Murphy.