The proposed reductions in State Aid are out. Even though Cranford will be stiffed a cool 2.5 mil.

From the few grumpy people still working for the StarLedger:

County UNION
District Name CRANFORD TWP
2009-2010 State Aid $3,346,082
2010-2011 State Aid $751,837
Aid Cut -$2,594,245
Percent Cut – 77.5
District Budget $51,947,231
State Aid Cut as Percent of District Budget -5.0

Is it a nightmare? No, but it will matter. If the Board of Ed agrees to a tax hike to cover 100% of it, they’re crazy. (Prediction: The Board of Ed will be crazy.)

My holy ^&% moment? Realizing that property owners in Elizabeth essentially PAY NOTHING to run their schools:

County UNION
District Name ELIZABETH CITY
2009-2010 State Aid $333,440,485
2010-2011 State Aid $319,341,046
Aid Cut -$14,099,439
Percent Cut – 4.2
District Budget $342,430,819
State Aid Cut as Percent of District Budget -4.1

THAT is nuts.

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