ORTHODOX UNION EXPRESSES APPRECIATION FOR NEW JERSEY STATE BUDGET’S PARTIAL RESTORATION OF NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY GRANT
The Orthodox Union — representing nearly 1,000 congregations and day schools nationwide — today expressed its appreciation to Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey for partially restoring the Non-Public School Technology Grant at $20 per student in this coming year’s budget.
“While we would have liked to have seen the grant fully restored to the $40 level it was before it was eliminated in the final budget of Governor Jon Corzine, we understand the fiscal realities and appreciate this significant first step in increased funding for non- public schools and their families,” said Josh Pruzansky, the Orthodox Union’s New Jersey Director of Political Affairs and Public Policy.
He continued, “Governor Christie is a strong supporter of the non-public school community and has expressed on many occasions his desire to help our families to better afford their children’s education. I am confident that as the economy recovers, the Governor will find the funding sources that will make that goal possible.”
The Orthodox Union has also expressed its appreciation to the Assembly and Senate Budget Committees, led respectively by Chairmen Senator Paul Sarlo and Assemblyman Vincent Prieto; and to Vice Chairmen Senator Brian Stack and Assemblyman Gary Schaer for restoring the technology funding to the legislative budget.
Josh Pruzansky also noted, “The OU will continue advocating for increased funding for non-public school families. We look forward to meeting with the Governor and legislative leadership in the days and weeks ahead to find creative solutions that will ensure the fiscal viability of our educational institutions and families.”
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