Wayne will get more than $2.5 million more state in 2011-12 than it did in 2010-11.
Governor Chris Christie said Tuesday the district will get nearly $1.3 million more in aid, in addition to the almost $1.6 million in Special Education aid the district is already from the state.
Wayne will get more than $2.8 million in state aid overall in 2011-12 compared to the $295,000 it received for the 2010-11 academic year, a difference of more than $2.5 million.
Board of Education President Donald Pavlak Jr. and Interim Superintendent Michael Roth could not be reached for comment.
Christie said the money is part of an extra $850 million being pumped into New Jersey's public schools into the state's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget. There will be a $250 million increase for all school districts and an additional $450 million for Abbot districts. Non-Abbotts will get an additional $150 million.
Christie had tried to cut $450 million from the Abbott districts but the state supreme court ruled against the cuts.
"We are keeping faith with our commitment to New Jersey’s children and families, spending more money per pupil on New Jersey’s students than almost any other state in the country,” Christie said. “Now is the time to complement the dollars spent with real education reform to bring a focus on student learning, accountability and results.”