Sen. Menendez looks to halt teacher cutbacks

Sen. Robert Menendez introduced federal legislation today that could help save teachers' jobs.

The proposed legislation, called "Keep Our Educators Working Act," would create a $23 billion fund to prevent education-related job losses and cuts to student programs. $628 million of that $23 billion would go to New Jersey.

The senator said that if the legislation becomes law, the money may not be available to schools for 180 days. He also said that if schools know the money is coming, it can be factored into their budgets. Menendez unveiled the legislation at Memorial Elementary School in South Hackensack.

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