Parent leaders from FaithActs for Education on Monday joined Superintendent of Schools Michael Testani for a walk-through of Central High School to test the district’s plans for “safe, in person learning in the city’s public schools.” See video above.
Meanwhile, municipal school leaders in Connecticut have learned how much extra dough their respective districts will receive from the state to open during Covid.
From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror:
Superintendents were informed Friday that they’ll be getting a fraction of the state funding they requested to help with the additional costs of opening schools during COVID.
New Haven–the state’s largest district–will get $5.4 million, about one-third of what the district told the state it needed to hire additional staff and buy cleaning supplies to deal with the pandemic. Likewise, Bridgeport is getting $3.7 million of the $12.5 million it asked for.
Hartford is set to get the most–$11.9 million–and Westport the least: $0.
Statewide, $130.8 million will soon be doled out by the State Department of Education–far short of the $420 million districts told the state recently they will need to open safely. Some of the gap may be covered with any leftover from the $100 million in federal funds districts received last school year to help switch to remote instruction when schools abruptly shut down.
Full story here.