Ansonia Budget 2017-2019

Letter: Cassetti Should Apologize For ‘Hate-Filled’ Statement

by Brian Perkins | Letter To The Editor | Jun 14, 2018 11:18 am

On June 12, 2018, Mayor of Ansonia David Cassetti released what I can only describe as the most immature statement I have ever read from the highest elected official in the city. In the more than five paragraph rant, Mayor Cassetti went on to describe the city as “the bigger person” when it came to the budget issue, and how they were tired of the Board of Education’s “threats and intimidation tactics.”

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End-Of-Year Settlement Approved But Trial Looms In Ansonia v Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Jun 12, 2018 5:45 pm

The lawsuit between Ansonia’s Board of Education and Mayor David Cassetti’s administration over school funding is scheduled to go to trial — sometime in 2019.

In the meantime, the judge overseeing the case told lawyers representing both sides Tuesday to see what they can do to resolve their differences before then.

“Hopefully this matter will be resolved one way or another well before October 2019,” Judge Barry Stevens said in Superior Court in Derby.

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City To Fund Ansonia Schools $500,000 To Get Through End Of School Year

by Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll | Jun 12, 2018 1:17 am

Ansonia Aldermen voted unanimously Monday to settle part of a legal dispute with the Board of Education for $500,000.

The school board had claimed that it would be unable to finish the month without going into the red because the city had cut its budget by $600,000 in January.

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Negotiations Scheduled In Ansonia v Ansonia

by STAFF | Jun 11, 2018 11:41 am

ANSONIA — The school district and city government are scheduled to meet today (Monday, June 11) in an attempt to settle a dispute over $600,000.

In January Mayor David Cassetti’s administration pulled the money, saying it had been given last year when it wasn’t clear whether the school district would be continue to receive extra state aid, including the “alliance district” grant — money given to under-performing school districts.

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Ansonia’s Merlone: I Was Not Looking For A Fight

by STAFF | Jun 8, 2018 6:55 am

Ansonia School Superintendent Carol Merlone released a statement Thursday evening saying she still hopes to reach a compromise with city government ahead of date with a Superior Court judge next week.

“On Monday, the day before our case is heard in Superior Court in Derby, there will be meetings between the school district and the city, presided by a judge, in an attempt to settle this issue,” Merlone said.

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