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Gov. William A. O'Neill of Connecticut announced last week his decision to appeal a recent state- court ruling requiring the state to provide full funding for its aid program to local districts and to eliminate per-pupil flat-rate grants given to all districts.

State Superior Court Judge Ar-thur L. Spada ruled last month that the state must take appropriate corrective action to reduce funding disparities in its system of financing the schools. (See Education Week, May 9, 1984.)

In announcing that the state would appeal the decision to the Connecticut Supreme Court, Governor O'Neill cited the budgetary hardships local cities and towns will face because of the timing of Judge Spada's ruling in the case, Horton v. Meskill.

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