Under a new proposal put forward by , the would recieve some $489,867 in additional education funding for fiscal 2012-13.
Under the proposed 012-2013 Education Cost Sharing funding, East Haven would receive $19,253,992, or 2.61 percent increase, according to the town funding list released by the Gov. Malloy's Office (the list is posted in the gallery that accompanies this article.
This represents an increase of $130 per student for East Haven schools.
To be enacted, Malloy's sweeping legislative proposal changes to the state's education system must first be approved by Connecticut General Assembly, which began its .
The plan includes allocating an additional $40 million to establish "Alliance Districts," which would be made up of 30 of the state’s lowest-performing school districts.
To receive funding, each alliance district must successfully implement a reform plan subject to approval by the state Department of Education.
In the proposed plan, no town in the state will receive less funding from 2011-2012 levels but the bulk of the money will go to the Alliance District schools.
Albis: Proposal "Great News"
In a press release this morning, East Haven Democrat and state Rep. said the proposal and its related funding increase is "clearly great news for East Haven’s schools and its students."
“The proposed increase should help our local officials who annually face the challenge of putting together the town’s education budget," Albis said.
“It is important that we continue to invest in our students, teachers and schools. “I will fight to ensure that East Haven receives this additional funding," he said.