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School Board Begins Trimming $3 Million

By Hartford Courant

June 03, 2009

The board of education got started on identifying places to trim the $3 million cut by the city council Sunday from its budget with a discussion about the possible targets at a workshop last night at Moylan Elementary School.

Superintendent Steven Adamowkski laid out several possibilities for the school board, including deferring opening of the district's Young Men's Leadership Academy; cutting $3 million in funding to the city's schools across the board; rescinding a previous $3 million allocation to its contingency fund; and going to the employees unions to seek concessions.

Adamowski's recommendation to the board included delaying the opening of the leadership academy until suitable sites could be found for both a boys and a girls school, for a savings of about $1 million; and allocating another $2 million in budget cuts across the district, which would be split 70/30 between the schools and the central office.

His other recommendation was to rescind the $3 million allocation to the contingency fund.

The board is expected to take up the matter again at its next meeting, scheduled for June 16.

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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