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Plan Approved For Division Of Newtown Donations

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NEWTOWN, June 14, 2013: A flag flies at half staff above Newtown's Trinity Church exactly six months after the Sandy Hook School massacre. (Photo by WTIC's Nicole Jacques.)

NEWTOWN, June 14, 2013: A flag flies at half staff above Newtown’s Trinity Church exactly six months after the Sandy Hook School massacre. (Photo by WTIC’s Nicole Jacques.)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Families of the 26 children and educators killed in the Connecticut school shooting last year will receive $281,000 each under a final plan approved for dividing up $7.7 million in donations.  (Read the final report)

The families of 12 surviving children who witnessed the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School will each get $20,000. Two staff members who were injured will get $75,000 each.

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation released the final plan Wednesday after a draft plan was recommended last week.

The foundation was asked to divide up more than $11 million raised with the help of the United Way. The foundation decided to divvy up $7.7 million to the families and survivors, and to have committees decide on uses for the remainder of the donations.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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