AVON-BY-THE-SEA — Avon is among the many school districts in Monmouth and Ocean counties affected by the recent change in state education funding for the 2019-2020 school year.
Avon received a 2.02 percent increase in state aid, or $3,945, which will bring its state funding to $199,294 for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
Robert Shafer, Avon Board of Education president said, “I am happy that a district like ours is getting more state aid than not getting state aid.” Avon has seen its state funding fluctuate over the last decade. For the 2008-2009 school year, the district had about $225,000 in state funding but saw a significant reduction during the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, to $66,373 for the 2010-2011 school year, Mr. Shafer said.
“Our state aid got completely slashed going into 2010-2011 when he first came into office,” Mr. Shafer said, adding that he is “glad to see” this most recent increase.
Mr. Shafer was a member of the board of education during the 2010-2011 school year.
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