Board of Education Meeting 3/21/22

Mr. Carfagno stated at the Board meeting of March 21, 2022, that the District received an additional $587,739 in State Aid for the 2022-2023 school year.  However, most of this money has to be allocated to satisfy the District’s obligation to meet its Chapter 44** health benefit savings responsibility of $464,703, which must be applied directly to taxpayer relief.

Therefore, the district will ultimately receive an additional $123,036 in State Aid for the 2022-2023 school year.  

The Board of Education is very appreciative of the additional funds it received from the State. The money will be used toward adding one and one-half Math Achieve teachers at the middle school level to help improve student achievement.  Specifically, these positions will assist students with specific mathematics deficiencies to quickly get them on grade level.   The District already established similar positions at the K-5 level and it is having a huge impact on student achievement and student self-esteem and now we are excited to extend this support through the middle school levels.  

We look forward to updating the community on the positive impact this initiative will have on student achievement and our school community.

**On July 1, 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law P.L.2020, c.44 (“Chapter 44”), which overhauls health benefits plans offered to school employees.  Chapter 44, which applies to boards of education participating in the School Employee Health Benefits Program (SEHBP), as well as non-participating districts, was passed with the goal of reducing costs for districts and employees by encouraging a shift to lower-cost insurance plans and reestablishing cost-sharing requirements.