Advisory
Governor's Education Funding Task Force to Hold Public Hearing August 15, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Barbara Morgan
Rich Vespucci
Date: August 6, 2012 609-292-1126

The Governor’s Education Funding Task Force will hold a public hearing Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fort Lee High School Media Center to solicit input for its review of certain areas of the state’s school funding formula.  All members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Education Funding Task Force was established by Executive Order of the Governor in March 2012 to examine those parts of the state’s School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) funding formula that may be susceptible to fraud or subject to outside manipulation in regard to participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program as a proxy for “at-risk” status and the municipal tax abatement programs.  The Executive Order may be found at http://nj.gov/infobank/circular/eocc89.pdf.

The public hearing is scheduled for:

Wednesday, August 15, 3:00pm, Fort Lee High School Media Center (2nd Floor), 3000 Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 (http://goo.gl/maps/dP9W3)

Members of the public are asked to bring printed copies of their remarks to the hearing.  Note that an additional hearing will be scheduled in the southern part of the state.

Suggestions and thoughts may also be provided to the Task Force via e-mail (educationfunding@doe.state.nj.us) or postal mail (Education Transformation Task Force, c/o Department of Education, 100 Riverview Plaza, PO Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625).