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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Mil Rate On Council Agenda

May 20th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

The City Council Monday night is scheduled to establish the mil rates for the budget year starting July 1 after approving a spending plan that calls for no tax increase. The item is listed for immediate consideration on the Monday night agenda. See here. The tax rate for real estate and personal property is 54.37. […]

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Ganim Signs Budget, No Tax Increase

May 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday signed the City Council-approved $557.4 million spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 with no tax increase. Ganim signed the budget surrounded by city officials. See video above.

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City Council Approves Budget With No Tax Increase–Education Advocates Cry Schools Shortchanged

May 8th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: see council budget changes here. The City Council by a 16-3 vote Monday night approved a city budget with no tax increase for the spending year that begins July 1. Councilors Kyle Langan, Pete Spain and Eneida Martinez voted against the budget urging more support for city schools.

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Faith-Based Group Urges More Money For Education

May 5th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Dozens of clergy members aligned with FaithActs for Education are urging the City Council to add millions more to school spending as the budget process comes to a close the next few days. Letter follows: As you prepare to approve the city’s budget, we urge you to support a minimum $4.25 million increase in local education […]

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Education Advocates Pack City Council Public Hearing For More Dough

April 25th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Another year, another public hearing, another packed City Council chambers filled by education advocates urging more money for schools. School board members, parents and educators pleaded city councilors for additional funds Tuesday night as the school system faces rising costs against state and federal grant cuts. Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 proposed budget calls for no […]

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Your Chance To Squawk About The City Budget

April 24th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education, News and Events

Home stretch time for City Council action on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed city budget. See proposed spending plan here. See meeting schedule here that includes tonight’s public hearing on the Board of Education budget, 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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State Legislators Urge More City Funds For Schools

April 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

The battle for more bucks is on. Tuesday, 6 pm in City Council chambers education advocates will beseech the City Council to appropriate more dollars for the Board of Education. In advance of the public hearing, the city’s eight-member state legislative delegation that lobbies additional state dough is urging Mayor Joe Ganim and the council […]

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Ganim: Require Holocaust, Genocide Studies

April 20th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

In a commentary that first appeared in the New Haven Independent, Mayor Joe Ganim, a Democratic candidate for governor, proposes the required teaching of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In August of 1939, just a week before launching an all-out invasion of Poland, Adolf Hitler reiterated his orders to Nazi military commanders to “send to the […]

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