Hundreds of millions of dollars to be pumped into Connecticut schools
Many area school districts have already earmarked what the funding will be going towards. In Fairfield, they are building no fewer than four new schools and converting a middle school into a high school. The combined projects amount to more than $190 million in construction costs, but Monday the legislature agreed to pick up more than $50 million of that total.And Stamford has a noteworthy entry with the proposed Academy of Information Technology. That's a magnet school scheduled to open in 2006 at the Rippowam campus on High Ridge Road. The lawmakers authorized more than $31 million in Monday's bonding.In Bridgeport, Harding High School is now 79 years old, well past retirement age. The lawmakers approved $76 million toward a total cost of $97 million to build a replacement. Click here to view Bill No. 6901 - State of Connecticut, Emergency Certification.