On May 15, 2018, Jewish Federation partner, the Orthodox Union’s Teach NJS initiative, reported the New Jersey State budget for fiscal year 2019 (the 2018-19 school year) is scheduled to be finalized by Saturday, June 30. While the legislature and Governor Murphy are working on the final budget in the coming weeks, Teach NJS will work with school and community leaders to advocate equitable state funding for security, nursing aid, technology and textbooks – benefitting all students in New Jersey, including those attending parochial and religious schools.
In the coming weeks, Teach NJS will provide school and community leaders with insight into the budget process and inform the leaders how their institutions can help support advocacy efforts. This will include enabling schools, synagogues, and individual activists throughout the state to maximize communication about equitable school funding to the New Jersey State government leadership and our local elected representatives.
The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey (the Federation) provides a grant to Teach NJS in order to support Jewish education in Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties.
“This demonstrates the power of leveraging resources to enable partners who implement programs on behalf of the entire community,” said Keith Krivitzky, CEO of the Federation. “By supporting Teach NJS in its work, the Federation is able to multiply our impact for the benefit of all Jewish school students.”