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Superintendent Hartling

News from the Superintendent of Schools: 

April, 2019 

As a follow-up to my March letter, I’d like to provide you with the following brief updates: 

School Redistricting: On March 20, following extensive review, discussions and the presentation of its commissioned study (available on Ledyard.net), the Board of Education voted unanimously on Option I of the redistricting plan to take effect in SY 2019-2020. As anticipated, most students from Ledyard Center School will transition to Gallup Hill School; there are, however, several neighborhoods with approximately 58 students who will be assigned to Gales Ferry/Juliet W. Long Schools. 

School Renovation Projects: Within the next few months, construction at Ledyard Middle School and Gallup Hill School will be complete. These two projects encompass 95,000 square feet of modernized learning space and complete, like-new renovations. Both projects are expected to be completed on time and below budget, thanks to the hard work of our building committee. At the end of this school year, our facilities team will begin orchestrating the move and preparing each building for staff and student arrival in August. 

2019-2020 Budget: The Ledyard Board of Education Proposed 2019-2020 Budget, in the amount of $32,548,569, represents an increase of 1.89% over FY 2018-19. The proposed budget upholds the efforts of the BoE to continue seeking all savings possible while meeting contractual obligations and ensuring high-quality programming for all students. Ledyard ranks 151 out of 166 in funding per student in the State of CT. (To view documents related to the budget visit www.ledyard.net) 

A Town Hearing on the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget is scheduled Monday, April 29th and a Town Meeting on the proposed budget is scheduled Monday, May 20th. The meetings will be held in the auditorium at Ledyard High School beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public, as is feedback and discussion. 

We look forward to an exciting and busy Spring season. 

Jason S. Hartling
Superintendent of Schools 

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