South Jersey Catholic School students set to lose critical funding in 2017-18
Are You a Taxpayer?
Students in Catholic schools save New Jersey taxpayers millions of dollars annually. Each child who leaves a Catholic school and moves to public school costs taxpayers an average $19,000 a year. So it’s in all our best interest to help keep students in our Catholic schools.
Governor Christie has proposed flat or reduced funding for non-public school students in the 2017-18 school year. In his plan, the per-student allotment for bus transportation will remain $884 – an amount that has not changed in 10 years. Every year, students are forced to leave our schools because of transportation challenges. Also, funding for school nurses and technology will be reduced, and funding for non-public school security will be eliminated altogether.
An Easy Way to Take Action
We are asking for equitable distribution of funds for expenses that affect all students, no matter where they go to school.
Please go to https://njcatholic.org/faith-in-action and ask your representatives to reach out to their counterparts who serve on the Budget and Appropriations committees. The text is already prepared for you to sign and send online.
As a taxpayer, your voice matters, regardless of whether you have children in Catholic schools. Thank you for making sure your voice is heard.