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Judge Hears Arguments In Ansonia v. Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Nov 13, 2018 7:06 pm

ethan fry photo DERBY Five lawyers argued for an hour in Superior Court Tuesday over the Ansonia school board’s funding lawsuit against the city.

The debate centered around a budget law passed by state lawmakers in 2017 — and whether it allowed the city to decrease the school budget after it had been passed.

At the end of the hearing, Judge Barry Stevens didn’t issue a ruling in the case.

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Letter: Ansonia Should Give Back $600,000 To Schools

by Brian Perkins | Letter to the editor | Oct 23, 2018 11:18 am

Shortly after dozens of concerned parents, teachers, and students rallied outside of Ansonia High School in hopes that elected officials would hear their cries, Team Cassetti and its lackey quickly passed off the event as a “political stunt for the Democratic Party.” Despite this being absolutely absurd, Ansonia Board of Apportionment and Taxation member, Republican Registrar of Voters, and Chairman of the Ansonia Republican Town Committee, David Papcin, showed sympathy for someone I also show sympathy for, the taxpayers of Ansonia.

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Teachers: School Cuts Have Brought ‘Shame’ To Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Oct 19, 2018 5:10 am

ethan fry photo ANSONIA The public and Ansonia educators held a rally Thursday to show how a funding battle between City Hall and the school district is hurting education in the city.

Speakers included teachers and a high school student who catalogued the negative consequences of the school district’s legal battle with the city over funding — and Democrats who said the Republican administration of Mayor David Cassetti is failing the city’s public schools.

GOP leaders, meanwhile, laid the blame for the state of the city’s schools lies with the Democrats, and questioned the propriety of using the school as a backdrop for a political event three weeks before the election.

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State School Board Starts Investigation Into Ansonia School Funding Dispute

by Ethan Fry | Sep 5, 2018 4:16 pm

FILE ANSONIA The state’s Board of Education voted Wednesday to begin an investigation into the city cutting $600,000 from the school district’s budget.

The vote begins a process that could result in the city losing millions in state aid for not following the rules when it comes to state school funding laws.

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