The OBEA is leading the fight against the State’s cuts to Old Bridge Township Public School district’s funding.
As a result of the debate over the NJ State budget in the spring of 2018, OBTPS is facing a financial crisis. The district is projected to face approximately $12 million in cuts to its state funding over seven years.
The OBEA is fighting to try to protect our students and staff from the impact of these cuts. In December, we contacted local legislators and learned that State Senator Thompson and State Assemblymen Dancer and Clifton have written bills that would restore full funding to OBTPS and other negatively impacted districts. We have since teamed with them to promote their bills (S2825 and A4245).
We have circulated paper copies of a petition among our members and created an online petition that can be easily shared through social media. We are also planning a postcard campaign to try to generate support for the bills with legislators throughout New Jersey.
We also plan to combine our efforts with associations other towns that have been negatively impacted.
Please do your part – sign the online petition and share it on social media to spread the word about the situation OBTPS is facing.
Old Bridge Township is facing a significant reduction in state funding over the next seven years. These cuts will negatively impact the students, programs, and employees in the district. Senator Thompson and Assemblymen Dancer and Clifton have introduced bills that would restore the full funding to Old Bridge and other negatively impacted districts. Please show your support for our public schools by signing and sharing the attached petition. Thank you for supporting our public schools!
OBEA Goes Old School!
Join us for an OBEA winter social. This is the Third Annual OBEA Member Social. Please join us when you can and leave when you are ready. There will be food and drink available. Kick back and relax!
The event features free beer and wine in addition to a fully-stocked cash bar, hot and cold appetizers, a game room, prizes, and opportunities to get involved in the Association.
This event is for OBEA Members Only.
Please RSVP: Click here (EventBrite) so we know how many members to expect. (You do not need to bring your ticket.)
We hope to see you there!
Friday, January 25, 2018, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
ROUTE 34, OLD BRIDGE
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State Aid Petition
The recent change in NJ state aid funding is going to lead to a reduction in state aid of 12 million dollars over six years for Old Bridge Township Public Schools. Senator Thompson and Assemblymen Dancer and Clifton have introduced bills in the NJ Assembly and the NJ State Senate seeking to reinstate the original level of funding for districts losing funding under the new formula.
Please show your support for our public school district by signing the attached petition and collecting as many additional signatures as possible. Please drop the complete petitions through the mail slot at the OBEA office at 17 Throckmorton Lane, Old Bridge or send them to Tim O’Neill at Old Bridge High School, 4209 Route 516, Matawan, NJ. You do not have to live in Old Bridge or another affected district to support this petition. The more widespread the support, the better.
Thank you for your support.
Leaving a comment on this web page does not mean you have signed the petition, and the governor will not receive or read your comment. Please sign the petition by clicking the link, below. This is not an electronic or online petition. Thank you for your support.
View/Print: State Aid Petition (PDF)
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