The group noted that when a child with extreme disabilities enrolls, a district has little control over the bills but has a legal duty to provide services that can cost more than $100,000 for residential placement.
“A reasonable cap would take into account expenditures that are clearly outside a local school district’s control,” said Marie Bilik, the association president.
The Legislature began a special session Thursday to debate Governor Christie’s proposed cap barring towns and school districts from raising taxes more than 2.5 percent in any year. Christie wants a cap with limited exceptions, such as debt service and certain capital costs, and he says voters should have the say in allowing any cap overrides.
Critics charge that a hard cap is too harsh. Now, the state’s 4-percent cap on tax