NJEA’s officers, President Marie Blistan, Vice President Sean M. Spiller and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Beatty, issued this statement regarding the budget bill released by the New Jersey Legislature on Sept. 21, 2020:
“We are pleased that the Legislature has taken the governor’s strong, progressive budget and added additional funding for key priorities that will help New Jersey’s students and their families. In particular, the decision to restore $25 million in funding for county colleges is a lifeline to those vital institutions and the students they serve. At a time when affordable education and career training is more important than ever, county colleges are going to be a key driver of New Jersey’s ongoing economic recovery. This is a smart investment in our future prosperity.