State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) applauded the removal of language that would mandate school regionalization as a cost-saving measure from the proposed 2019-2020 state budget. Sen. Haskell has fought against proposals that could negatively impact students across Connecticut since he was sworn in to the State Senate in January.
“For months, I’ve lobbied our state’s leaders to drop the issue of forced school regionalization and instead invest in student success in every district,” said Sen. Haskell. “While these proposals were made in an effort to improve our state’s fiscal situation, the reality is that forced regionalization risks negatively impacting students’ classroom experiences. For months, I’ve worked with leaders in my district, and heard from thousands of my constituents, about how important it is for our towns to maintain control of their classrooms. The budget released today reflects the belief that the best way to improve educational outcomes for every student is to invest in all classrooms and increase funding for the Education Cost Sharing Formula.”