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Security Funding for Religious and Private Schools Doubled in New Jersey

January 09, 2019 / Maddie Hanna

New Jersey private schools will get a boost in funding for security measures under a law signed by Gov. Murphy. The legislation, which Murphy signed Tuesday at a yeshiva in Passaic, adds $11.3 million for security at nonpublic schools  2019 doubling their level of state security funding from $75 to $150 per student. "Our administration is tasked with the vital responsibility of ensuring the safety and security of all New Jerseyans,” Murphy said in a statement. The Democratic governor also signed legislation Tuesday allowing houses of worship and community centers to seek state grants for certain security measures.