2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7F-52 - Determination of equalization aid.

18A:7F-52 Determination of equalization aid.

10. Each school district and county vocational school district shall receive equalization aid predicated on a local share determined by district property wealth and district income.

a. Each district's local share shall be calculated as follows:

LSHARE = (EQVAL x PVR x 50%) + (INC x INR x 50%)

where

EQVAL is the district's prebudget year equalized valuation;

PVR is the Statewide property value rate determined pursuant to subsection c. of this section;

INC is the district's income; and

INR is the Statewide income rate determined pursuant to subsection c. of this section.

b. The local share for each county vocational school district shall be calculated as follows:

LSHARE = (COLSHARE/COAB) x AB

where

COLSHARE is the sum of the local shares for all school districts in the county calculated pursuant to subsection a. of this section;

COAB is the sum of the adequacy budgets for all school districts in the county calculated pursuant to section 9 of this act; and

AB is the county vocational school district's adequacy budget calculated pursuant to section 9 of this act.

c. For the 2008-2009 school year, the property value rate shall be set at 0.0092690802 and the income value rate shall be set at 0.04546684. For subsequent school years the values for the property value rate and the income value rate shall be annually determined by the commissioner as follows:

the property value rate shall be determined such that equalization aid equals the Statewide available equalization aid for all districts determined according to this act had each school district's local share equaled the product of the property value rate and the district's equalized valuation and each county vocational school district's local share equaled the product of the county vocational school district's adequacy budget and the average local share, expressed as a percent, of the school districts located in the county; and

the income rate shall be determined such that equalization aid equals the Statewide available equalization aid for all districts determined according to this act had each school district's local share equaled the product of the income rate and the district's income and each county vocational school district's local share equaled the product of the county vocational school district's adequacy budget and the average local share, expressed as a percent, of the school districts located in the county.

In the event that these rates, when used in accordance with the provisions of this section and assuming that each district's general fund levy is equal to its local share, do not result in equalization aid for all districts equal to the Statewide available equalization aid, the commissioner shall adjust these rates appropriately, giving equal weight to each.

L.2007, c.260, s.10.

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