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Conn. Governor Seeks to Help Districts With Their Heating Costs

By The Associated Press — October 20, 2008 1 min read

Gov. M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut says she will ask lawmakers to allocate $10 million to help Connecticut social-service providers and schools pay their heating bills this winter.

Ms. Rell’s proposal sets aside $3.5 million for the nonprofit and community agencies, and $6.5 million for municipal school districts. She says municipal budgets would be strained by the cost of keeping classrooms adequately heated if aid is not offered.

Her proposal would require legislative approval.

A version of this article appeared in the October 22, 2008 edition of Education Week