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Raised Bill 438: Increased Open Choice Reimbursement Rates

Saturday January 1, 2011

Open Choice (formerly called Project Choice) is the city-to-suburb transfer program that provides integrated education choices for about 1200 Hartford students in suburban schools. The program is a crucial complement to the interdistrict magnet school program, but its growth has been limited by unfair state reimbursement rates to suburban towns.

A new bill in the legislature, Raised Bill 438, would begin to fix this problem by increasing the reimbursement rate for suburban districts that accept a minimum percentage of Hartford students in the program. But the bill fails to require a minimum enrollment level from suburban districts.

Show your support for expanded Open Choice funding in Raised Bill 438!