Middletown Could Cut Teaching Positions Without Grant Funding: Report

With around four weeks until school begins, the Middletown Public School district might have to cut 11 elementary school teaching positions because of uncertainty about the state budget, according to the Middletown Press

The local newspaper reports that district officials are concerned about losing a grant that provides several millions of dollars to the district.

According to the state Department of Education website, Middletown was approved to receive $3.2 million for the 2016 fiscal year.

Other towns that receive funding include Ansonia, Bloomfield, Bridgeport,

Bristol, Danbury, Derby, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Hamden, Hartford, Killingly, Manchester, Meriden, Naugatuck, New Britain. New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Putnam, Stamford, Vernon,

Waterbury, West Haven, Winchester, Windham, Windsor and Windsor Locks. See the Department of Education website for more information about the funding.

The Middletown school district plans to send out the layoff notices, which are required by state law, but hopes everyone will be able to keep their jobs, the Middletown Press reports.

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