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Weeks before the start of school, Governor Malloy announces education cuts

In a press conference today, Governor Dannel Malloy announced revisions to the Executive Order Resource Allocation Plan, along with new municipal aid distributions associated with the plan.

Malloy’s  new plan maintains funding for thirty school districts in the neediest communities in Connecticut while reducing, and in many cases, eliminating, state education aid for other school districts. The news comes just weeks before the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

In a press release today, Malloy said, “In the absence of an adopted budget from the General Assembly, my administration is reallocating resources to pay for basic human services, education in our most challenged school districts, and the basic operation of government,” Governor Malloy said. “The municipal aid that is funded as part of this executive order reflects the nearly impossible decisions Connecticut must make in the absence of a budget. It will force some of our municipalities – both large and small – to make similarly difficult choices of their own.”

The following school districts will not receive any cost sharing from the state until a budget is passed.

(Read more: Revisions to the Executive Order 58 Resource Allocation Plan and Town-by-Town Municipal Aid Data)

Avon

Barkhamsted

Beacon Falls

Berlin

Bethany

Bethel

Bethlehem

Branford

Bridgewater

Brookfield

Burlington

Canaan

Canton

Chester

Clinton

Colebrook

Cornwall

Cromwell

Darien

Deep River

Durham

East Granby

East Lyme

Easton

Essex

Fairfield

Farmington

Glastonbury

Goshen

Granby

Greenwich

Guilford

Haddam

Harwinton

Kent

Killingworth

Litchfield

Lyme

Madison

Marlborough

Middlebury

Middlefield

Milford

Monroe

Morris

New Canaan

New Fairfield

New Hartford

Newtown

Norfolk

North Haven

Old Lyme

Old Saybrook

Orange

Oxford

Plymouth

Portland

Prospect

Redding

Ridgefield

Rocky Hill

Roxbury

Salisbury

Sharon

Shelton

Sherman

Simsbury

South Windsor

Southbury

Southington

Stonington

Stratford

Trumbull

Union

Warren

Washington

Waterford

West Hartford

Westbrook

Weston

Westport

Wethersfield

Wilton

Woodbridge

Woodbury

Towns receiving reduced funding from the state:

Andover

Ashford

Bolton

Bozrah

Brooklyn

Canterbury

Chaplin

Cheshire

Colchester

Columbia

Coventry

East Haddam

East Hampton

Eastford

Ellington

Enfield

Franklin

Griswold

Groton

Hampton

Hartland

Hebron

Lebanon

Ledyard

Lisbon

Mansfield

Montville

New Milford

Newington

North Branford

North Canaan

North Stonington

Plainfield

Plainville

Pomfret

Preston

Salem

Scotland

Seymour

Somers

Sprague

Stafford

Sterling

Suffield

Thomaston

Thompson

Tolland

Torrington

Voluntown

Wallingford

Watertown

Willington

Wolcott

Woodstock

Read: Revisions to the Executive Order 58 Resource Allocation Plan and Town-by-Town Municipal Aid Data

Read the press release in its entirety here.

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