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State Funding to Westwood Regional, Hillsdale Schools Remains Flat

The Pascack Valley Regional District will receive $2 more in state funding next year than this year.

Westwood Regional Schools and Hillsdale Schools will receive the same amount of state aid next year that they received this year.

Pascack Valley Regional Schools will see a $2 increase in state aid.

Westwood Regional will receive $1,652,524, according to figures released by state officials Thursday. Hillsdale will receive $802,759. Pascack Valley Regional will receive $1,069,242.

Westwood Regional Schools Acting Superintendent Rory McCourt said district officials had been planning for funding to remain flat.

"It doesn't really impact us one way or the other because we had been anticipating it," McCourt said.

District officials have already been working on their budget for next year, but had been waiting for the state aid figures to be announced, according to McCourt.

Hillsdale Superintendent Rick Spirito and Pascack Valley Superintendent P. Erik Gundersen were not immediately available for comment.

Statewide, there will be an increase of $97.3 million in state funding compared to this year, according to Gov. Chris Christie. Funding to Bergen County schools will increase by a total of $2,853,507.

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disgusted with WWRSD February 28, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Hmmm.....maybe if we didn't pay administrators tens of thousands of dollars for not working, then $1,652,524 would be enough.

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