Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Christie in Fair Lawn on Schools

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Christie in Fair Lawn on Schools

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Governor Christie plans to promote his school funding formula at a forum today in Fair Lawn.

Earlier this month, Christie canceled a visit to Fair Lawn to campaign with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Virginia.

Christie expects to discuss his school formula at the Fair Lawn Senior Center at 11 a.m. at 11-05 Gardiner Road, the latest of several stops he has made to tout his plan.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, has also been traveling across the state to promote a rival school-aid funding formula.

Christie seeks to amend the state Constitution and allow the state to divide up the $9.1 billion that the state spends on K-12 education by giving each school district $6,599 per pupil.

His plan would discard the current system of weighting state aid according to student needs and district demographics. …

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