Avon school district gets state funding increase

Avon's state funding has gone up 2.02 percent for the 2019-2020 school year.

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.

This is an excerpt of the print article. For more on this story, read The Coast Star—on newsstands Thursday or online in our e-Edition.

Check out our other Avon-by-the-Sea stories, updated daily. And remember to pick up a copy of The Coast Star—on newsstands Thursday or online in our e-Edition.