Jackson School District Budget
The board is committed to providing multiple opportunities for the public to ask questions during the budget process, which typically begins in February. We encourage you to visit this page often to view presentations and information, and our schedule of upcoming public hearings. This page will feature budget information as it develops, including budget presentations and copies of the budget documents.
2023-2024 Approved Budget
The 2023-2024 Budget was approved at the May 8, 2023 Board of Education meeting.
In order to balance the budget in the wake of six years' worth of devastating aid losses and increased expenses, it was necessary to make significant cuts and to seek assistance from the State of New Jersey.
The full context and details from the Public Hearing, including plans for a Special Question to be proposed in November, are presented below in both VIDEO and TEXT formats, and the full budget document is posted below.
TEXT VERSION - May 8, 2023 Budget Presentation (Has pie chart updated 5/9/23)
2023-2024 Tentative Budget Introduction
This TENTATIVE budget will continue to be worked on until the Public Hearing, which will be held May 8, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center of Jackson Memorial High School.
We strongly encourage you to view the VIDEO version of the presentation below to understand the full scope of our challenges.
"Building a Budget" Presentations
The Feb. 15 presentation can be viewed below in video or text form:
VIDEO of Feb. 15 BOE Meeting on our JTV YouTube Channel.
Text Overview of Budget Situation - Feb. 15, 2023
Curriculum and Instruction and Guidance - Feb. 15, 2023
Special Education - Feb. 15, 2023
Technology - Feb. 15, 2023
Security - Feb. 15, 2023
Athletics & Co-Curricular - Feb. 15, 2023
Facilities - Feb. 15, 2023
Transportation - Feb. 15, 2023
Tentative Budget Information Flyer
$21 Million in State Aid Cuts Over 6 Years + Rising Costs Have Devastated Our District - HOW YOU CAN HELP
Learn the FACTS about our Tentative Budget, What is at Risk and How you can Call, Write & Educate Those Who Make School Funding Decisions
March 23, 2023 - Update on State Update on State Aid Legislation: Even if Successful, Budget Remains in Crisis Due to $2.1 Million Loss This Year and $18.1 Million Lost Over 6 Years
Please Keep Up Your Efforts to Help by Contacting Decision-Makers!
March 9, 2023 - Letter to the Community Regarding Our State Aid Crisis: The Jackson School District was recently shocked with the news that instead of losing the $2.5 million in state aid for next year that we expected, we would instead be cut by a devastating $6.2 million in state aid.
Opportunities for Public Input
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2023
6 p.m. - Fine Arts Center, Jackson Memorial High School
Board of Education Meeting and "Building a Budget" Presentations: Special Education, Curriculum, Technology, Guidance, Co-Curricular, Athletics, Transportation, Facilities
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
6:30 p.m. - Fine Arts Center, Jackson Memorial High School
Board of Education Meeting and Introduction of Tentative Budget
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 (BOE Meeting Only - Public Hearing is Now May 8)
6:30 p.m. - Fine Arts Center, Jackson Memorial High School Board of Education Meeting
Monday, May 8, 2023
5:30 p.m. - Fine Arts Center, Jackson Memorial High School
Public Hearing on Budget