Counting pensions and FICA contributions, NJ's average per pupil spending is just below $20,000 per student.
Most of the lowest spending schools are actually charter schools, which receive no facilities money, no Adjustment Aid (which is irrelevant for most charters since most charters are in districts that get little to no Adjustment Aid), and only 90% of what their sending districts spend.
The lowest spending regular districts are the following (these figures include pension costs):
- East Newark $13,110
- Guttenberg $12,914.
- East Greenwich $13,884
- Bellmawr $14,498
- Rockaway $13,770
- Hammonton $14,384
- Berlin Boro $14,819
- Harrison (Gloucester) $14,297
- Fair Haven $14,793
- South River, $14,524
Only a single one of these districts, Hammonton, is a plaintiff in the Bacon lawsuit.
The other Bacons are all above $15,000. Lakewood, Egg Harbor City, and Woodbine are above $20,000, although Lakewood's spending is skewed upwards by high transportation and OOD costs for its enormous private school population.