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Bloomfield: We use our state Alliance funds well – and get results

Over the past two years, 98 percent of the state Alliance funds provided to Bloomfield Public Schools – approximately $1.7 million – have been invested in education-reform programs. An Oct. 8, 2015 story published by CT Mirror (“Schools Redirected Money Intended for Reforms, Officials Say”) was misinterpreted by some of our constituents who surmised that Bloomfield was among the districts allegedly misdirecting funds. I would like to reaffirm that Bloomfield Public Schools is in full compliance with how those Alliance funds are spent. Also, any budget carry-over money connected to those funds is invested in reform-related programs, specifically our Extended Learning program, which features 20 additional days of summer school.