The Healthy Way
Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Upper Freehold, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.
The Healthy Way Difference
At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
- Best warranties in the industry
- Free initial inspection
- Full-service basement waterproofing
- Mold remediation
- Foundation repair
- Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation
Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.
Waterproofing Services in New Jersey
With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:
- Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
- Mildew residue
- Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
- Erosion of your concrete
- Mineral deposits found on pipes
- Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
- Pooling water around your foundation's interior
- Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
Basement Waterproofing in Upper Freehold
Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.
Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.
Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.
Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:
- Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
- Basement flooding
- Loss of valuables
- Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
- Decrease in home value
Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.
What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?
It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Upper Freehold:
The "Clay Bowl" Effect
It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.
This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.
How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs
Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:
- Sump pumps
- Perimeter drainage systems
- Doorway drainage systems
- High-strength washer hoses
- Floor and wall crack repair
- Replacement windows
- Flood protection for your water heater
When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.
The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process
Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:
Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.
Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.
One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.
WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.Contact Us
GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME
Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!
If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.
Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!
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NJ weather: Monday will be our last pleasant, totally dry day of the week
Soak in as much sun as you can on Monday, because the rest of the week turns pretty unsettled. A pair of storm systems will once again potentially soak New Jersey this week. The first period of wet weather will come Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. The second one — which is far less certain — is set for Thursday night into Friday.Meanwhile, temperatures will ride a roller coaster as we travel through the week. Seasonable Monday. Mild for Tuesday and Wednesday. And then eventually, an arctic chill will grip NJ a...
Soak in as much sun as you can on Monday, because the rest of the week turns pretty unsettled. A pair of storm systems will once again potentially soak New Jersey this week. The first period of wet weather will come Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. The second one — which is far less certain — is set for Thursday night into Friday.
Meanwhile, temperatures will ride a roller coaster as we travel through the week. Seasonable Monday. Mild for Tuesday and Wednesday. And then eventually, an arctic chill will grip NJ again. (By the weekend, at the latest.)
To start, it's cold outside. Thermometers have plummeted into the teens and 20s away from the coast Monday morning. Bundle up a bit. And you may find a layer of frost on your car, needing scraping or an extended warm-up. (I did!)
Otherwise, I have opted for a "persistence" forecast for Monday. In other words, just "copy and paste" Sunday's weather conditions into Monday.
The day starts sunny, with some clouds gently building through the afternoon. It will be dry all day, with light winds. High temperatures will reach the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.
That is right about where we should be this time of year. So I can call it a reasonably pleasant early December day.
Monday night stays quiet too. As skies become mostly cloudy, low temperatures will dip into the upper 30s on average. Only the coldest corners of the state will freeze overnight.
Our next storm system, a wave of low pressure, will pass over New Jersey on Tuesday. The later the day gets, the wetter the forecast.
Tuesday morning, we could see some patchy fog and/or spotty showers creep in. Steadier, heavier rain will likely arrive sometime Tuesday afternoon. And then peak rainfall will probably come into play Tuesday evening.
Overall, this system is going to play out very similarly to the last two storms (on Wednesday and Saturday of last week). A period of soaking rain will amount to about a half-inch of total rainfall, give or take. Some wind gusts over 20 mph are possible, but nothing crazy. No severe weather. No wintry weather. Nothing inherently dangerous, just inclement.
High temperatures are expected to spike into the mid 50s Tuesday. And those temps should remain steady — if not rise slightly — through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
The latest batch of wet weather should wrap up early, followed by a period of dry weather. But skies will stay murky and unsettled throughout Wednesday.
Forecast models put final raindrops around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. And high temperatures may hit 60 degrees. Cloudy, but mild and dry through the afternoon.
Beyond Wednesday, the forecast becomes a total coin flip. Another storm system will approach the East Coast in the Thursday-Friday time frame. But there are some huge question marks about the track, temperatures, and precipitation type.
The GFS model has been rocksteady in showing a direct hit from that area of low pressure, in the Thursday night to Friday time frame. Another period of soaking rain could total over an inch. In this solution, temperatures would remain in the 50s for the duration, keeping wintry weather away. After the mild, rainy weather, we would face an arctic blast and tumbling temperatures into the weekend.
The European model has a new wrinkle. A stronger arctic high pressure area to the north would shove the storm track south. So the Carolinas get soaked instead of Jersey. (It's actually a nor'easter-ish track, minus the turn up the coastline.) We would be significantly colder in this scenario. If the northern edge of that storm system comes close enough, there could be some snowflakes in southern NJ. The weekend would be less tumultuous, but definitely cold.
At this point, I favor the first scenario over the second. Simply because that's been the predominant trend for a few days now.
But I'm not afraid to say "I don't know" when forecasting a tricky situation like this. I will just tell you to stay tuned, as we gain clarity and confidence in the coming hours and days.
The long-range forecast is still trending colder-than-normal. However, I do not see any major winter storms on the horizon. For now.
Turns out, New Jersey isn’t such a great place to be single
We’ve seen surveys like this before, ranking cities on how single people fare and New Jersey usually has a couple of cities on the list (OK, it’s almost always Jersey City and Hoboken), but a new study is out and it makes it seem like New Jersey is pretty much a wasteland for singles.Wallethub ranked the best and worst for singles in the country, and while New Jersey put two towns on the list, they weren’t very ...
We’ve seen surveys like this before, ranking cities on how single people fare and New Jersey usually has a couple of cities on the list (OK, it’s almost always Jersey City and Hoboken), but a new study is out and it makes it seem like New Jersey is pretty much a wasteland for singles.
Wallethub ranked the best and worst for singles in the country, and while New Jersey put two towns on the list, they weren’t very high.
The numbers they crunched showed that nearly 50% of the adult US population is single; either never been married, divorced, or widowed. That’s a lot of single people looking for dates (the average date costs $90, by the way).
The 180+ cities were compared across 36 metrics in three broad categories: economics, fun and recreation, and dating opportunities. Economics (things like the average cost of a movie, housing affordability, price of gym memberships, average cost of a meal, etc.) was 25% of the total.
Fun and recreation (nightlife, music festivals/concerts, fitness centers per capita, etc.) accounted for 25%, and the final category, dating opportunities (percent of singles, online dating opportunities, gender balance, etc.) was weighted at 50%.
So, which two Garden State cities made the list? Jersey City and Newark. But they didn’t rank too high, with Jersey City coming in at #63 and Newark at #141.
Jersey City had a score of 52.60 (out of one hundred), and Newark was at 46.23.
For economics, Jersey City ranked 152, for fun and recreation: 55, and dating opportunities 42. In economics, Newark was 146, fun and recreation, 104 and in dating opportunities: 114. Jersey City fared particularly poorly in housing affordability and Newark was low in online dating opportunities.
The city that came out on top in the rankings was Seattle and the worst was Warwick, RI.
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Candidates seek seats on Upper Freehold Regional school board
Five candidates are seeking three three-year terms on the Upper Freehold Regional School District Board of Education in the 2021 election.Of the school board’s nine members, seven are residents and representatives of Upper Freehold Township and two are residents and representatives of Allentown. This year, all three seats on the ballot are for representatives from Upper Freehold Township.The 2021 school board election is being held with vote by mail ballots; with early in-person voting at 10 polling locations throughout M...
Five candidates are seeking three three-year terms on the Upper Freehold Regional School District Board of Education in the 2021 election.
Of the school board’s nine members, seven are residents and representatives of Upper Freehold Township and two are residents and representatives of Allentown. This year, all three seats on the ballot are for representatives from Upper Freehold Township.
The 2021 school board election is being held with vote by mail ballots; with early in-person voting at 10 polling locations throughout Monmouth County on nine days later this month; and with in-person voting at local polling locations on Nov. 2.
The terms of board members Howard Krieger, Brett Williams and Michele Anthony will end in December. Anthony is not seeking re-election.
The candidates seeking the three-year terms are Krieger, Williams, Stacey Blecher, Daniel Glenn Bruggers and Marisa Felice-Makar.
Bruggers did not respond to requests for comment by press time.
Blecher, a resident of Upper Freehold since 2002, is a retired attorney who practiced employment law on behalf of management for large private law firms for 32 years and was the assistant general counsel for JPMorgan Chase for more than 20 years.
As a volunteer, she is a member of the school district’s PTA, a trustee for the Upper Freehold Regional Education Foundation (UFREF) and a trustee for the Allentown-based Give Back Foundation.
“From 2005, when the oldest of my three children enrolled in pre-kindergarten, I have been a very active parent in the district. My years of running the Newell School book fair, participating in the PTA and serving as a trustee for the UFREF have provided me with an in-depth knowledge of the district.
“Partnering that knowledge with my legal background and ability to clearly sort through ideas and concerns as part of a team will allow me to continue to give back to the district as a valuable, invested member of the board.
“As an attorney, I often acted as a mediator among parties with strong disagreements and even stronger emotions. Personal politics aside, board members must mitigate important issues in a fair, data-driven manner with the best outcomes for students and the school community.
“My legal experience also will be valuable when reviewing contracts, applicable law and policy documents,” Blecher said.
If elected, Blecher said areas of focus for her will be addressing the board’s responsibility to gather data about student needs and available resources to help children thrive in a safe and effective school environment; increasing community involvement in board meetings; and ensuring that the education, safety and well-being of every student in the district is always at the forefront of board decisions.
Felice-Makar, a resident of Upper Freehold for seven years, majored in psychology and managed financial centers for large American-based banks before becoming a stay-at-home mother for her three children. She has served on the Redbird Band Parent Association for four years.
“I was actually asked to run by local community members,” Felice-Makar said. “While I have always been an active parent in our schools, attending every board meeting and volunteering for anything and everything, I have also been a voice in our community over the past 18 months.
“I have been defending our taxpayers and school-aged children in this community, dedicating a vast amount of time to help create ways to reduce the undue burdens of remote learning. This advocacy has made me a liaison for the community with the district.
“Currently, due to the forced shutdown and remote learning schools experienced, the district is approximately five months behind in educational standards. I will be able to help the district create unique ways to help our children catch up on the educational months they have fallen behind.
“My career of managing financial institutions will only be a benefit to the board and district from a financial aspect. Separately, I am well educated on the various bills that run through the Legislature that affect our schools, our funding and the health and welfare of our children. Having battled against over-reaching bills for many years, I eagerly bring this knowledge and expertise to the table,” Felice-Makar said.
If elected, Felice-Makar said areas of focus for her will be serving as a voice for all taxpayers; and bringing balance, common sense, transparency and autonomy into the district’s schools.
Krieger has been a member of the school board for 18 years and is currently the longest-serving member.
A resident of Upper Freehold for 31 years, he worked as a district manager at Pathmark Supermarkets before becoming the finance and human resources director. He then became the owner of three Friendly’s restaurants until his retirement.
Krieger is a member of the executive committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, which governs high school sports in the state.
“I am seeking re-election because with 18 years of board experience, I have the longest institutional memory and can help many of the newer board members,” Krieger said. “My children benefited from past board members who volunteered their time to make our schools better and I want to repay them by helping our district’s current students.
“My education (MBA in finance), my background in labor relations and my management experience makes me able to contribute to the running of the business aspects of our district,” Krieger said.
If re-elected, Krieger said areas of focus for him will be holding down costs to keep the district within its 2% budget cap; beginning work on the district’s five-year strategic plan; and continuing to represent the interests of the senior population.
Williams has been a member of the school board since 2018. Professionally, he works in financial services. He is the treasurer of the Upper Freehold Redbird Baseball and Softball Executive Board, where he has served for 12 years.
“I seek to continue to make positive contributions to the education and daily experience of our students.
“I am proud of our recent board accomplishments, from win-win negotiations with the teachers union, to building the new turf field, to saving freshman sports and saving taxpayers more than $1 million from the roof referendum.
“It is my goal to make an even greater impact in our schools going forward. My experience in finance and negotiations has been an asset during the roof referendum, field improvements, and difficult decisions,” Williams said.
If re-elected, Williams said areas of focus for him will be developing solutions to help children who have fallen behind academically as a result of remote learning; addressing the psychological impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and providing resources to address those concerns; and continuing to provide expertise in finance, negotiations and budgeting.
Pae named to succeed Embley as principal at Allentown High School
ALLENTOWN — Todd Pae has been named the new principal of Allentown High School and will succeed Connie Embley, who is retiring. Embley has served as the high school’s principal since 1999.On June 6, the members of the Upper Freehold Regional School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Pae as Allentown High School’s new principal.The hiring of Pae will be effective from Aug. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023 (the end of the 2022-23 school year) after which he may be reappointed by the board. He ...
ALLENTOWN — Todd Pae has been named the new principal of Allentown High School and will succeed Connie Embley, who is retiring. Embley has served as the high school’s principal since 1999.
On June 6, the members of the Upper Freehold Regional School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Pae as Allentown High School’s new principal.
The hiring of Pae will be effective from Aug. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023 (the end of the 2022-23 school year) after which he may be reappointed by the board. He will receive a prorated salary of $150,000, according to district administrators.
Upper Freehold Regional educates children who reside in Upper Freehold Township and in Allentown in an elementary school, a middle school and the high school.
High school-age residents of Millstone Township attend Allentown High School through a send-receive relationship between Upper Freehold Regional and the Millstone Township K-8 School District.
Upper Freehold Regional Superintendent of Schools Mark Guterl announced Pae’s hiring in a letter dated June 7.
He said Pae has served as the principal of Riverside High School, Riverside Township, Burlington County, for 10 years. Pae previously served as the vice principal at Riverside High School and as a teacher in Ewing Township, Mercer County, for seven years.
“While getting to know Mr. Pae, it is clear he is a passionate, energetic and engaging educational leader,” the superintendent wrote. “He believes in a rigorous academic program that challenges students and prepares them for the future.
“I am confident Mr. Pae will be able to continue the great work of Allentown High School and continue our work to move it forward. He is also an advocate for students, teachers and parents, and his demeanor is welcoming and conversational, which came across in every round of the interview process,” Guterl said.
During the interview process, parents, students, staff members, school board members, and administrators from Upper Freehold Regional and Millstone Township interviewed the candidates who were seeking the principal’s position, according to the superintendent.
Guterl said he and Embley visited Riverside High School to learn more about Pae.
“(Pae) was described during our visit as a true instructional leader, a mentor, very smart, beloved by students, staff and parents, someone who has high expectations, a very approachable person, sees the big picture and has a passion for education.
“Needless to say, when we left our site visit our thoughts were reaffirmed that Mr. Pae was the best person to lead Allentown High School into its next chapter of success.
“I hope that as Mr. Pae meets the AHS community, we can all join in and welcome him by sharing all that makes UFRSD a very special place,” Guterl said.
“I have every confidence Mr. Pae will be an excellent principal and will continue the distinguished academic program we have,” Embley said in the letter. “He has my full support to lead our high school into the future. I look forward to the continued success of Allentown High School under Todd’s leadership.”
In the letter, Pae said, “After numerous meetings with students, parents, staff, administration and members of the Board of Education, it reinforced my strong desire to join the Upper Freehold Regional School District. It is an honor to call Allentown High School my home and serve the students, families and Board of Education in support of the district vision and mission.
“I am fully committed and very grateful to join the flock of Redbirds, ‘Rooted in Community, Inspired to Excellence‘ and working with all the members of the district. Ms. Embley and her staff have provided a foundation of which I will learn, grow and cultivate moving forward,” Pae said.
Millstone, Upper Freehold Regional school districts will see aid reduced
The Millstone Township K-8 School District and the Upper Freehold Regional School District will both see the amount of financial assistance they receive from the state reduced for the 2022-23 academic year.Earlier this month, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which includes proposed funding for New Jersey’s public school districts during 2022-23.According to information provided by the New Jersey Department of Education, the two local school districts will see the following year-to-year changes in the...
The Millstone Township K-8 School District and the Upper Freehold Regional School District will both see the amount of financial assistance they receive from the state reduced for the 2022-23 academic year.
Earlier this month, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which includes proposed funding for New Jersey’s public school districts during 2022-23.
According to information provided by the New Jersey Department of Education, the two local school districts will see the following year-to-year changes in their state aid:
• Millstone Township K-8 School District: The district will see a decrease of $470,000 from $3.53 million in 2021-22 to $3.06 million in 2022-23;
• Upper Freehold Regional School District: The district will see a decrease of $420,000 from $4.75 million in 2021-22 to $4.33 million in 2022-23.
The administrative staff and the volunteer school board members who serve each district are currently in the process of developing a budget for the upcoming academic year. A budget must be adopted by the end of April.
The Millstone Township K-8 School District serves school-age residents of Millstone Township.
The district has a central administrative staff and three schools: the Millstone Township Primary School, the Millstone Township Elementary School and the Millstone Township Middle School.
The Upper Freehold Regional School District serves school-age residents of Upper Freehold Township and Allentown. High school-age residents of Millstone Township attend Allentown High School through a send-receive relationship between Upper Freehold Regional and Millstone Township.
The UFRSD has a central administrative staff and three schools: the Newell Elementary School, the Stone Bridge Middle School and Allentown High School.
In terms of state aid, some school districts will see an increase in their financial support from Trenton, while some school districts will see their state aid continue to decrease, and others will have no change in their state aid.
The amount of state aid a school district receives helps to determine the amount of taxes a school board must raise from a municipality’s residential and commercial property owners to support the operation of a school district during the academic year.
For school districts that will receive less state aid in 2022-23 than they are receiving in 2021-22, the impact of the reduction will become clear when school board members introduce the budget for the upcoming academic year and administrators explain how the loss of state aid will be accommodated in the budget.
State aid to Millstone Township and to Upper Freehold Regional has decreased each year since the enactment of state legislation known as S-2 in 2018. The reduction in state aid is scheduled to continue through the 2024-25 school year under the terms of S-2.