N.J. School Districts Could Use Promissory Notes, Bill Propose

Braun, Martin Z.
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/5/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31628, p4
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Two legislative bills to be introduced in the New Jersey legislature on May 5, 2003 would allow school districts to execute promissory notes to cover budget gaps created by the state's decision to delay aid payment to school districts. The state is delaying final aid payments totaling about 300 million dollars to July 7, 2003 which is after the beginning of fiscal 2004, in order to help balance the fiscal 2003 budget. Edwina Lee, executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association, called the state's plan to delay the final aid payment, both in 2003 and 2004. In a poll of 183 districts by the New Jersey School Boards Association, 26 districts said they would have to borrow to cover the delayed payment. New Jersey has more than 600 school districts.


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