Feeling discouraged? Facing a classroom with more students than ever before? Frantic about how to make more programs like SRBI work with even fewer resources?
Now there’s another wallop in store for local communities already struggling to support school budgets stretched to their limits. The State of Connecticut has a hole in its current budget of about half a billion dollars – yes, you read right, that’s about half a BILLION dollars. And Governor Rell and state legislators think your town is a good place to find money to fill their budget hole.
What do you think this will mean for your classroom? For your town? How much more cutting and axing can your classroom tolerate?
It’s an idea that’s hard to wrap your mind around at first: “The state taking BACK money that it already GAVE town budgets for their current budgets.”
Governor Rell is calling state senators and state representatives back to Hartford on Tuesday, December 15th. At least one person predicts that the cuts that begin then will result in a “near meltdown” in basic services. Contact your legislators