Jersey Schools Get 20 Percent of Anti-Bullying Money

In March, Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced a $1 million fund to back Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights because a state panel ruled that the new law was unconstitutional because it was an unfunded mandate. Schools in the state applied for $5 million in funding, so the state had to divvy up the $1 million and give districts less funding than they had requested. The state decided to give each of the 371 districts that applied for funding approximately 20 percent of what they had requested. So, a charter school Paterson got more than $9,000 while an entire district in Haledon got $36. [The Record]