Education funding unknown as well

Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 20:45
Written by Lorenzo Burgio

Staff Writer

BRISTOL - Gov. Dannel Malloy proposed a plan to redistribute education funds to municipalities as part of revisions made to the budget for the next two fiscal years.

The proposal to reallocate funds was to mitigate the state’s deficit and increase educational funds 78 percent in the state’s 30 worst performing districts as other districts will see cuts.

The plan would cut municipal aid across the state $365 million more than what was proposed in February.

However, the City of Bristol would receive an increase of roughly $2.2 million in educational funds; about $3 million less than the $5.2 million that what was proposed by the governor in February.

Adult education, special education and educational cost sharing grants will be impacted by the increase in funds, though municipalities would still see a $400 million shift of teacher pensions costs that was proposed by Malloy.

This would leave Bristol to cover the $7.1 million of teacher pension costs.

“This leaves the city with just the educational cost sharing grant,” said Bristol Comptroller Glenn Klocko.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Forestville, Forestville, General News on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 20:45. Updated: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 20:47.