Hartford schools to receive $600K for displaced students

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district will receive nearly $600,000 in state funding to help cover the cost of taking in Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria and other storms.

The Hartford Courant reports that Hartford Public Schools will receive $597,696 as part of the state's Education Cost Sharing program along with $2.2 million in federal aid. Administrators say the funding is less than the $3.1 million the district spent to help the students.

Hartford served around 400 displaced students last year. There are 258 displaced students currently in the district.

District spokesman John Fergus said in an email that the relief funds will help support students even though they don't "fully cover the costs incurred."

A public hearing concerning the funding is scheduled for Dec. 17.


Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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