The Westfield School District will receive a 32.4 percent increase in state aid, according to the NJ Department of Education, which released state aid numbers Thursday afternoon.
State aid to the District for 2012-13 will total $2,832,316, an increase of $693,074 over the 2011-2012 figure.
Other Union County towns that saw large increases were Springfield, with an increase of 41.6 percent, and Clark, with a 35.6 percent increase.
“Since taking office, one of my greatest priorities has been working to ensure that every child in the state receives a high quality education that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st century,” Governor Christie said in a press release issued by his office. “In addition to increasing overall spending on education to the highest levels in state history, we can and will go further to implement common sense ways that will make every education dollar count. If we truly want to ensure that all students, regardless of zip code, graduate from high school ready for college and career, the money needs to follow the child.”
Total K-12 formula aid throughout the state for the 2013 fiscal year amounted to $7.8 billion, an increase of $135 million over 2012, the largest increase in New Jersey history, according to the press release.
Schools Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan was not available for comment Thursday afternoon.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. in Cafeteria A. The agenda will include a presentation on technology goals for the district. The Board will also discuss the results of parent input regarding the 2013-14 school calendar.