ISSUE: Governor Murphy will deliver his Budget Message to the Legislature on March 5, 2019. We are asking for level funding in the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget in order to retain the current level of funds, including the $1,000 per-pupil funding for nonpublic school transportation. We would also like the to secure the $150.00 per pupil for nonpublic school security which was provided in P.L. 2018, c.168, which was signed by Governor Murphy on January 8, 2019.
OUR POSITION: Both the New Jersey Catholic Conference and the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families fully support this request in Governor Murphy’s Budget.
ACTION: Call, write, or email Governor Murphy’s office at the following and ask for retention of all nonpublic school funds from Fiscal Year 2019 in the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget. The contact information is as follows:
Mailing Address The Honorable Phil Murphy
Governor of the State of New Jersey The State House
Please distribute this Action Alert as widely as possible and repeat the effort between now and March 5.
Representing the Archdiocese of Newark, Diocese of Camden, Diocese of Metuchen, Diocese of Paterson, Diocese of Trenton, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic and Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese