Last year, Toms River Regional Schools leaders, students, board members, and parents testified about state funding cuts at the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and Assembly Budget Committee hearings. This year, as the issue worsens for school districts across the state and after TRRS learned it will be losing $5.3 million for the 2020-2021 school year, the district is testifying again.

That began March 10 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, and continue March 12 at Rowan University. Superintendent David Healy was joined by colleagues, students, and concerned parents representing the district and its plight.

Two more hearings are scheduled to be held next week.

Toms River Regional Schools continues to urge everyone invested in the district's future to attend and/or register to testify at these hearings.

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NJIT was the site of the first Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing for FY 2021, which was held March 10.

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Students from High School East and High School North joined district leaders and parents at Rowan University March 12.

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Superintendent David Healy met with Senator Steve Sweeney prior to Thursday's Senate Budget and Appropriations hearings at Rowan University.