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State Plans Funding Cuts for Dozens of School Districts

54 school districts face reduced funding; 85 districts could get zero education cost sharing funds

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    Gov. Dannel Malloy announced on Friday that the state is cutting or eliminating education funding to 139 school districts across the state.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

    For a town-by-town list of impacted districts, scroll to the bottom of this article.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced changes in state funding for education in the absence of a state budget, which will result in less funding for 54 school districts and no Education Cost Sharing Funding for 85 towns. 

    The plan prioritizes funding to the 30 most vulnerable school districts. 

    It also restores $40 million to non-profits so they can "provide vital services for our most vulnerable residents."

    "The municipal aid that is funded as part of this executive order reflects the nearly impossible decisions Connecticut is forced to make in the absence of a budget," Malloy said. "In turn, it will force some of our municipalities, both large and small, to make similar difficult choices of their own."   

    Gov Malloy Executive Order News ConferenceGov Malloy Executive Order News Conference

    (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

    The governor called on state lawmakers to come together to come to an agreement on a budget.

    “The deep cuts in state aid called for today by the Governor would have a severe impact on towns – but they are not unexpected,” Joe DeLong, executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, said in a statement. “Local governments would not be in this position if the General Assembly had done their job earlier and put forth a state budget that protected the interests of cities and towns and their property taxpayers.”

    “While we appreciate the Governor’s focus on our neediest municipalities, his proposed cuts would have a devastating effect on many schools districts across Connecticut," State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney said in a statement. "Democrats in the Senate are dedicated to Connecticut’s great public education system and have been diligently working on a plan that will save school districts from the vast majority of these cuts."

    Looney said Republican members of the Senate plan to meet next week and work towards reaching a final budget agreement. 

    The mayor of South Windsor, Carolyn Mirek, provided NBC Connecticut with the following statement:

    "It is disgraceful that Governor Malloy would make devastating cuts to education in towns like South Windsor just 11 days before school starts. As your leaders, we will work with our colleagues on the South Windsor Board of Education to continue to fight for our children. South Windsor residents have proven that we value education and we want to assure you that we take this responsibility to you very seriously and will continue to uphold our school system's high academic standards.

    The Democratic legislature in Hartford needs to end their vacations and get to work for the state of Connecticut and bring the budget forward to be voted on now and not wait until September or October! The Governor's executive order can cause unprecedented damage to towns like ours.

    Once a budget is passed by the legislature it becomes law and the governor's executive order ends. This can't happen soon enough.

    Let's fund education in Connecticut."

    Towns impacted by Governor Malloy's Executive Order 58 Resource Allocation Revisions

    TOWNS FACING "ZEROED OUT" EDUCATION COST SHARING FOR FY2018

    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 FACING REDUCED EDUCATION COST SHARING

    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