“We don’t have enough money for textbooks,” said Katz in January. “We’re using boxtops to buy the bare minimum technology needed to administer PARCC.”
According to officials, Chesterfield Elementary is the lowest funded district in the Garden State, and with our population continuing to climb, Katz says “no one capped our growth; please don’t cap our aid!”
In a new joint effort between the Chesterfield Township Committee and the Chesterfield Board of Education, Katz will serve as the committee representative on a new school funding strategy committee that hopes to come up with new ideas to the problem. Any resident who is interested in the program can email firstname.lastname@example.org.