The Summit Board of Education officials have issued a statement on the news this week that Gov. Chris Christie would doubling the district's state aid allocation.
Summit Public Schools were expecting aid in the amount of $597,811 which allowed the Board of Education to present, and ultimately get approved, a budget that would increase taxes for the fiscal year by zero percent. Now, Christie has doubled the amount to $1,195,623, all slated for Special Education Categorical Aid. Summit received zero dollars in 2010.
"Yesterday, the state issued guidance on options for using this additional aid," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nathan Parker in statement Friday.
Parker, along with the Operations Committee members, said he recommended the Board of Education assess the options presented and report back to the board and public in the fall as part of the upcoming budget planning cycle.
"The Board will pursue the option that supports the District’s mission and goals and is consistent with the Board’s commitment to fiscal restraint and stability," he said in the statement.