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Governor, special ed school children are not ‘costly burdens’

As part of his transition plan Gov. Ned Lamont, the Education Committee and the Planning & Development Committee have drafted numerous bills regarding regionalization of our schools.  Although language has been updated to the Governor’s Bill 874 to remove the words “redistricting” and “consolidation” to “sharing” and “collaboration” the bill still imposes deadlines for data collection of all of our districts and does not specify whether the decisions of this Commission on Shared School Services will be subject to a vote by the legislature or will be written into law with no input from those who it will directly affect. All of this is a particular threat to those of us with children in special education.