Ansonia Budget 2017-2018

Ansonia Schools Sue City Hall

by Ethan Fry | May 16, 2018 4:36 pm

file Ansonia’s Board of Education has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to prevent the city from taking $600,000 from the school board’s budget for 2017-2018.

A marshal served city officials with the lawsuit Wednesday (May 16) afternoon, ending weeks of debate among Board of Education members about whether or not to sue the city over a vote by Aldermen in January to cut the school district’s budget in the middle of the year.

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Ansonia School Board Gives City New Deadline, City Suddenly Schedules Public Hearing

by STAFF | May 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Ansonia’s school board has set a new deadline in its threat to sue the city over a $600,000 cut in its current budget.

In a letter dated Thursday, the school board’s lawyer, Frederick Dorsey, says the city has until May 15 to restore the $600,000 cut or the school board will file a lawsuit.

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Ansonia School Board Threatens Lawsuit In Funding Dispute

by Ethan Fry | Apr 4, 2018 5:57 pm

The Ansonia Board of Education is threatening to file a lawsuit against the city for taking $600,000 out of the school budget in January.

The school board, acting on the advice of its attorney, is arguing the move didn’t follow the proper procedures outlined in state law.

But Mayor David Cassetti’s administration maintains the money taken away from the schools properly, and that the move was part of an agreement between the city and the school district last year.

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Shots Fired Thursday In Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Jul 28, 2017 3:53 pm

A man was shot in Ansonia’s north end Thursday night.

In a prepared statement, Ansonia Police Lt. Patrick Lynch said police were called to the intersection of Fifth and Star streets about 8 p.m. after the shooting was reported.

“The victim, a 27-year-old male, was shot once in the lower body while inside a vehicle and then drove himself to the hospital,” Lynch said. “The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released from the hospital.”

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Taxes To Remain Flat In Ansonia, One Teaching Position Restored

by Ethan Fry | Jun 20, 2017 10:12 pm

ethan fry photo One of eight teaching positions recently cut by the Board of Education will be restored under a 2017-2018 budget adopted by the Ansonia’s Aldermen last night.

The budget calls for property taxes to remain flat — assuming the state doesn’t reduce funding.

Just three people spoke during a public hearing on the budget in the high school auditorium Tuesday (June 20) attended by about three dozen residents.

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Ansonia Alderman: School Board Member Inaccurate, Disrespectful

by Frank DeLibero | GUEST COLUMN | Jun 20, 2017 4:26 pm

Board of Education Commissioner Scarlata’s recent column is both inaccurate and frankly disrespectful to Ansonia residents who struggle to pay the taxes that support our schools.

Yes, the State of Connecticut does provide financial support to our school district, though the funding provided has been short by millions each year.

Ansonia taxpayers, however, are obligated to fund over $16 million per year as a local share, an amount that climbed a record 3.7 percent of their total budget (approximately $3.2 million) over the past 3 years.

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