Attached please find the first two ACTION ALERTS for the Governor’s 2020-2021 state budget. The nonpublic school community has two major “ASKS” this budget season. They are:
To increase the per pupil allotment for transportation/aid in lieu from $1000.00 to $1050.00. Although the increase to $1000 two years ago was a big help, there are still many students not receiving transportation because the bus companies are not bidding on certain routes.
Our task now is to contact Governor Murphy and ask him to include these increases in his budget. There is not a lot of time to do this, because the Governor’s budget will be released on February 25th, which is a week earlier than usual. Use the Voter Voice link to contact the Governor’s office. This link is included in both alerts. We are counting on the entire school community, not just those who have students in the Comp Ed program, or have students who receive bus transportation. The advantage of using the Voter Voice is in the large number of communications it can generate with a very minimal investment of time on your part.
So once again, the budget process has begun, and we need the cooperation of everyone in our Catholic school community to advocate on behalf of the students in our schools.
Thank you in advance for your timely action.
Sr. Betty Jean