Seventy-four school districts across New Jersey have agreed to accept out-of-district students to combat low enrollment and district budget gaps. Students in those areas can attend out-of-district schools beginning with the 2011-2012 school year.
Most of the districts to sign the inter-district policy are in the southern part of the state, and the schools most in need of the program are those serving the elementary grades, WHYY’s Phil Gregory reports.
Districts accepting out-of-district students also get the state aid for those pupils — an average of $13,835 per child.
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