State School Leaders Support Obama Jobs Act

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A group representing superintendents of
more than 100 Connecticut school districts is urging the state’s
congressional delegation to support President Obama’s proposed jobs
bill.

The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents
says the state could get $185 million for school improvements under
the proposed American Jobs Act.

Executive Director Joseph Cirasuolo, (Sear-a-SOO’-low) says the
money would significantly supplement state and local budget
allocations to help modernize Connecticut’s schools.

Connecticut could also get $38 million in the bill to improve
its community college facilities and equipment.

Obama’s proposal would set aside $25 billion nationwide to
modernize at least 35,000 public schools, both to improve aging
buildings and to create jobs. Opponents say it is too expensive and
would not create enough permanent jobs to justify the cost.

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

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