Per the Education Law Center: Adjustment Aid is provided to a subset of NJ school districts, including Jersey City. Adjustment aid was created in 2008 when the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) was enacted. When SFRA was implemented, some districts, including Jersey City, would have seen sharp reductions in total state aid when the new formula took effect.
- In 2006/07, before SFRA was implemented, Jersey City received $422 million in total aid from the state.
- In 2009, after SFRA was implemented, Jersey Cit would have received $ from the state, representing a $ reduction from the 2007 number.
- Adjustment Aid was created to avoid this steep, structural reduction in aid.