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Greater Danbury area towns to lose education funding from state due to deficit

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities will be working to make sure cuts in state aid to cities and towns don't become a reality.  The cities and towns advocacy organization is especially disturbed by the proposal to cut a new municipal revenue fund and to take $50 million from Education Cost Sharing grants. 

 

Spokesman Kevin Maloney says 28 towns are not getting any ECS grant money.   He called it mind boggling.

 

Danbury will be fully funded at $31.69 million, but district officials have said that because of how the formula is structured, that amount is far below what it should be to begin with.

 

Bethel is facing a 4.6% reduction, Brookfield is down 9.2%, New Fairfield could have a 5.4% reduction, New Milford is proposed at 3.9% lower than is statutorily required and Newtown stands to lose 14.7%.

 

The Fairfield and Litchfield Counties municipalities who have had their ECS grants eliminated under Malloy's proposals are:

 

Bridgewater

Cornwall

Darien

Easton

Fairfield

Goshen

Greenwich

Kent

New Canaan

Norfolk

Redding

Ridgefield

Roxbury

Salisbury

Sharon

Sherman

Warren

Washington

Weston

Westport

Wilton

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