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Connecticut Gets $10.6 Million In Federal Aid To Cover Cost Of Students Displaced By Hurricane Maria

Connecticut Gets $10.6 Million In Federal Aid To Cover Cost Of Students Displaced By Hurricane Maria

Connecticut will be getting $10.6 million in federal aid to cover the cost of educating refugee students who fled hurricanes last year, with almost all of them coming from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

A spokesman for Hartford schools said the district is expected to get about $2.1 million to $2.3 million of those funds to cover the cost of educating 459 students last year, while a New Haven school official said the district should receive about $1 million for 200 displaced students.

John Fergus, a spokesman for Hartford public schools, which served the greatest number of displaced students of any school system in the state, said in an email that the district “welcomed...

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