EDISON - Newark's school board will soon regain control over financial operations within the district after 18 years of state control.

The state attorney general's office says that within the next 30 days, the Department of Education will detail the transition to Newark's school board.

Newark's school district, which has about 40,000 students, was taken over by the state in 1995. Parents filed a lawsuit after the state refused to return local control in successful areas of the district.

Control of personnel, curriculum and other district functions remains with the state.

Other failing districts under state control include Paterson, Jersey City and Camden.