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Connecticut Post: CT schools will get $1.2 billion in federal relief bill, raising fears of a future ‘cliff’

Emilie Munson, Connecticut Post

March 06, 2021 - less than 1 minute

When the U.S. House passes and President Joe Biden signs the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan in the coming days, it will unleash historic levels of federal education dollars to public K-12 schools, universities and child care providers in Connecticut.

Connecticut public schools are expected to receive a massive infusion of about $1.2 billion in federal aid from the package, which the Senate adopted early Saturday. When combined with the education aid included in previous coronavirus legislation, Connecticut’s public schools are collectively getting 3.5 times the amount of federal aid they receive in a typical fiscal year from these emergency relief bills, said Lisa Hammersley, executive director of the School and State Finance Project.

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