January 21, 2009
Schools advised to curb spending
New Jersey’s education commissioner has told the state’s school districts that they should freeze all nonessential spending for the rest of this school year.
Commissioner Lucille Davy, in a recent letter to school districts, said it’s unclear how much state aid will reach local districts for the 2009-10 school year.
Aid to local districts makes up about one-fourth of the state’s overall budget, which is now facing cutbacks.