Magnet School Costs Challenged

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Six Connecticut school districts are suing the state Department of Education, saying they’re unfairly being charged magnet school costs they never had to cover before.

The districts dispute a new regulation charging them tuition when their local students attend part-time and pre-kindergarten programs at regional magnet schools.

They already pay full-time students’ tuition, but the state and parents previously shared part-timers’ costs.

The Hartford Courant reports  that the districts’ new lawsuit alleges Connecticut officials misinterpreted state law when they changed the funding regulation. An education department spokesman confirmed Monday that they received the lawsuit, but declined to comment because officials had not yet reviewed it.

The plaintiffs are the school boards in Newington, New Hartford, Barkhamsted and Ellington; Regional District 10, covering Burlington and Harwinton; and Regional District 16, comprised of Prospect and Beacon Falls.
___
Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

At The Box Office
Ski Card

Listen Live