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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5534

 

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 2165

   

Referred to Committee on Education

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. REYNOLDS, 42nd Dist.

SEN. MAYNARD, 18th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING REDUCTIONS TO THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT FOR TOWNS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 10-262i of the general statutes be amended to allow a town to reduce its budgeted appropriation for education by an amount equal to the sum of any savings achieved through decreased student enrollment in the district, regionalization of services, school employee health care costs paid for by the general government budget and any other budgetary efficiencies approved by the Commissioner of Education.

Statement of Purpose:

To allow towns to reduce their minimum budget requirement for education by encouraging school districts to regionalize services, achieve efficiencies and lower costs.