Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed into law a measure that ensures Meriden gets the maximum state funding reimbursement (77.14%) for the large-scale construction/renovation projects at and high schools.
The bill’s signing means the state will cover approximately $169 million of the expected $220 million price tag for the
“This is an incredible victory for Meriden students and taxpayers,” said House Speaker Chris Donovan, D-Meriden. “Students will end up with the top-notch schools they deserve and property taxpayers will get some relief from the state.”
In May, Donovan organized a meeting between Meriden education officials, city officials and the chairs of the General Assembly’s Education Committee to ensure everyone was on the same page and increase chances that the bill would pass before the end of the legislative session on May 9th.
“The clock was ticking and everyone worked very hard to secure a positive outcome,” Donovan said. “This is a story with a happy ending.”