Towns in northeastern Connecticut are facing significant cuts to their share of state education funding, putting local programs and other education initiatives at risk under Governor Ned Lamont’s proposed budget for next year.
So far, local school officials who spoke with the Bulletin do not yet know how they will make up the potential losses.
In terms of absolute dollar amount, Plainfield is facing the biggest cut, at $618,964, which would drop its share of state Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds from $15.1 million in the current year to $14.5 million in the upcoming year. Funding would fall yet again in the year after that, to $14.1 million, according to data provided by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.
In Canterbury, the school district