hot-topic rightIt’s official: Chris Christie is the governor of New Jersey and, more than likely, education funding changes are afoot. You want an idea of what to expect? The Shrewsbury Parent-Teacher Group has you covered.

The group will host a presentation on changes that are expected under the Christie regime at 7p, January 27, at the Shrewsbury Boro School. Lynne Strickland, the executive director of the Garden State Coalition of Schools, will be the speaker. The public is invited to the forum, said Meg Gerth, a parent.

Education reform was one the platforms Christie ran on before upending Jon S. Corzine in November. Many in the education field and parents like Gerth fear major cuts and losses in state aid. Next week’s forum is about how schools and parents can deal with them.

“We’re not doing this to attack Christie at all,” Gerth said, “but how are these cuts going to affect our schools?”

It’s unknown just what kind of reform will occur and when, but Gerth said the best parents, officials and teachers can do is prepare.

“It’s going to impact all of our schools, but we just don’t know how,” Gerth said. “We just want to be proactive and help the schools as much as we can.”