Hartford Schools to Receive $600K in State Funds for Displaced Students

A Connecticut school district will receive nearly $600,000 in state funding to help cover the cost of taking in Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria and other storms.

Hartford Public Schools spokesperson John Fergus confirmed the district will receive $597,696 as part of the state's Education Cost Sharing program along, on top of $2.2 million in federal aid.

Hartford served around 400 displaced students last year. There are 258 displaced students currently in the district.

Fergus said those relief funds will help support students, but they don't fully cover the amount spent by the district. The district spent $3.1 million to help the displaced students, Fergus said.

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