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How to Contribute

 

You can help out by making a contribution or getting involved in other activities through the Friends of Hoboken Charter Parent’s Association.

Your contributions are critical to the Hoboken Charter School. As detailed below, your taxes are, unfortunately, insufficient to fund charter schools. The state of New Jersey has never provided adequate funding and has been slowly reducing the funding over time.

The original New Jersey charter public school law mandated per pupil funding for each charter public school student equal to 90 percent of the amount allocated for a child in a traditional district school in the same school district. In fact, the actual result currently averages about 78 percent. In the new school-funding formula, some charter school students are getting funded at less than 65 percent per student. This is because charter school students get none of the so-called adjustment aid afforded by the state to districts under the School Funding Reform Act. In districts receiving high amounts of adjustment aid, the disparity is greatest for charter school students.

Unlike traditional public schools, charter public schools get no facilities funding from the state. There are no bond issues for charter public school construction and improvements. Not one red cent has been spent for charter school facilities from the $10 billion New Jersey has invested in public school construction over the past 10 years. Charter schools finance their facilities from operating funds and fund-raising campaigns.

The proposed state budget aggravates the historic inequity. The stated objective of the proposed budget is to assure school funding at least equal to this year for all districts. Yet, this is not the case for 12 New Jersey charter schools, which will receive funding levels equal to what they had in 2008–a cut of more than $1 million.

Please note that this is an excerpt from May 2009 article on NJ.com

For additional information on how to get involved, please contact us at the address below.

Friends of the Hoboken Charter School
713 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

 

Corporate Matching

 

Many companies have programs through which they will match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Through corporate gift matching, your employer can multiply your gift to the Hoboken Charter School, making it go further.

Check with your company’s Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching. (If they don’t, you may want to ask your company to start one.) If your employer does offer this program, your Human Resources department should provide you with a matching gift form to send to the Hoboken Charter School along with your donation. Complete this form and mail it with your donation to our address.

Note that some kinds place restrictions on the type of institutions that they will support / match.

 

Other Ways to Help

 

You can help in small ways also when you are shopping.  To learn more, please read: [Download not found].

 

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