Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Malloy eliminates all state funding for Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) - Wait What?

Malloy eliminates all state funding for Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) - Wait What?:

Malloy eliminates all state funding for Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs)


At a time when school districts must be expanding their efforts to cooperate regionally, Governor Dannel Malloy’s new budget eliminates state funding for a vital and successful regionalization operation – the Regional Education Service Centers.
The six Regional Education Service Centers (RESCs) provide Connecticut communities and school districts with a wide variety of important cooperative services that save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. While most of the costs are picked up by the districts, the state of Connecticut provides about $600,000 a year to support these critically important networks.
The RESCs develop and manage a wide variety of cost-effective, high quality programs including efforts to regionalize special education services, professional development, minority teacher recruitment, English language learner efforts, transportation and a myriad of other programs.
To eliminate RESC’s would be disastrous for Connecticut’s schools, so it is important to see Malloy’s budget scam for what it is – simply dumping responsibility to fully fund the Regional Education Service Centers onto the backs of local taxpayers.


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