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Record-Journal: Meriden lawmakers host forum on school spending

Karla Santos, Record-Journal

March 03, 2022 - less than 1 minute

As municipalities work on local school budgets, state Reps. Hilda Santiago, Cathy Abercrombie and Michael D. Quinn hosted a virtual forum on education funding.

The event this week featured a presentation by Erika Haynes, director of community engagement for the School and State Finance Project, an organization looking to “increase awareness about Connecticut’s education finance system and the need for an equitable, unified funding formula that treats all students fairly and strengthens schools and communities.”

Haynes explained that the state provides about $4.5 billion to local school districts, with additional money coming from federal and local sources.

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