Gov. Christie unveiled a $32.1 billion budget set to begin July 1 that increased overall funding for schools by $212 million. Secaucus received $664,666 last year and is due to get an additional $262,620 for a total of $927,286. Gov. Christie and acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf visited the school district last year to announce major education reforms.
Secaucus is one of ten school districts that is part of a statewide educator evaluation pilot program. The program is part of the proposed School Children First Act, which would evaluate teachers 50 percent on input and observation of teachers at work in the classroom and 50 percent on student output -- 35 percent of which can be on assessments and how well students perform on standardized testing.
In other Hudson County municipalities,Jersey City is due to get $1 million increase, North Bergen is due to get a 6 percent increase of $1,711,379, Weehawken will receive of 4.8 percent increase of $121,512, and Union City actually will get a .1 percent reduction of $213,717.