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Edison Public Schools to Receive $94 Million in State Aid, Marks Historic Increase


By: Richard L. Smith 

In a monumental financial boost for local education, Edison Public Schools in Edison Township is set to receive a record $94,373,215 in funding under Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed 2025 budget.AdThis allocation represents a substantial increase of $20,865,217, or 28.4%, from last year's budget, signaling a major commitment to supporting the educational needs of Edison’s students and families.

Mayor Sam Joshi expressed his gratitude towards Governor Murphy and his office for their unwavering support of Edison residents.

Highlighting the collaborative efforts since his tenure began in the fall of 2021, Mayor Joshi credited the fruitful discussions with Governor Murphy and legislative representatives from District 18 for the consistent annual increases in school funding.

“This increase in aid is a testament to our combined efforts and is a proud moment for all Edison families and students,” stated Mayor Joshi.

The significant funding boost comes as a result of ongoing collaboration between the Mayor’s office and key state legislators, including Senator Patrick Diegnan and Assemblymen Robert Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley, who have worked diligently to ensure the Edison school system receives the financial support it requires to offer quality education.

This historic increase in funding is anticipated to make a substantial impact on the educational landscape in Edison, providing the public schools with enhanced resources to support student learning and development.