• More State Aid For Schools While Town Aid Lags

    First, the good news: Gov. Phil Murphy will be sending Verona’s schools 12% more in state aid this year than last year, and the aid plans have been revealed before Verona finished its 2019-2020 budget, so we...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • More State School Aid? Sort Of

    For a school district that just had to rip $160,000 out of an already tight budget, a spreadsheet from the state Department of Education that says we’re going to get almost $284,000 in additional aid sounds like...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Pennacchio Gets Questions On Gun Reform, Taxes

    Sen. Joseph Pennacchio, who represents Verona in the New Jersey state Senate, popped in to the Verona Town Council meeting on Monday night for one of his periodic visits to town. He made a few brief remarks...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Christie To Verona Schools: NO

    Remember that extra $87 million in state aid to schools that Gov. Chris Christie touted in his budget speech earlier this week? Good. Now forget it. Verona isn’t getting any. The governor said in his speech that...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • State Aid To Verona Schools? Cross Your Fingers

    In his budget speech on Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie announced that he would be providing an increase of $87 million for school aid. But there’s a catch. The money is going to be split among 378 school...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • BOE Loses Special Ed Cases, Costs To Rise

    At Monday night’s Board of Education meeting, finance committee member Joseph Bellino disclosed that Verona has lost two court cases involving out-of-district placements for special education students. As a result, Verona will now have to shoulder six...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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