$76 Million CT. Grants For Stratford Schools

June 8, 2016

Rep. Joe Gresko (D-Stratford) and members of the state legislative delegation representing Stratford successfully shepherded critical school construction grant funds through both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly during a special session last week.

The Stratford legislators worked in concert in both the House and Senate to gain approval of $76 million in grant funds to be allocated for the extension, alteration and roof replacement at the Stratford High School. The entire project is estimated to cost $125.9 million, and with the grant funds now in place, the state will cover 60.4% of the entire cost of the project.

"Securing this reimbursement rate was a top priority during this legislative session," said Rep. Joe Gresko. "It was a pleasure working with our delegation to make it happen. Stratford's secondary education will become state of the art when this project is complete.”

The bill, which includes numerous school construction projects for the state, SB 503, was signed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy on June 3rd and is effective on passage.

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