State provides Lakewood schools with $8.5M to prevent mass teacher layoffs

TRENTON— The state Department of Education announced Tuesday that it would provide an $8.5 million “advance” in state aid in order to fund more than 100 staff positions that were in jeopardy.

In order to “ensure a thorough and efficient education” for the district’s students, the funds will be used to pay for 106 classroom teachers, 14 basic skills teachers and seven literacy and math coaches, the DOE said.

Lakewood closer to mass teacher layoffs 

The money will also be used to restore summer school programming, pay for textbooks and to restore sports and other extracurricular activities.

Earlier this month, 140 staff received …read more

Source: Ocean

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