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March 26, 2014
Trenton school board approves $302M budget

"The Trenton school board approved a $302 million budget for the 2014-15 school year during its meeting Monday night", writes Jenna Pizzi of the Times of Trenton.

"Business Administrator Jayne Howard said the district was able to make up for a $10.5 million gap by making cuts to the central administration and not by taking funding away from the city’s public schools."

"Because the state aid, which accounts for 75 percent of the district’s budget, stayed relatively flat and the number of students enrolling in choice or charter schools increased, more than $6 million in funding was taken from the district, Howard said during the meeting."

"Howard noted that two new charters — STEM and International Academy — are set to open and one is expanding in September, when the district’s fiscal year begins, taking with them the per-pupil funding for each student that goes out of district."

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