Dear Catholic School Friends & Families,
Within days of the start of the 2019 legislative session of the Connecticut General Assembly, two State House Bills were proposed to eliminate bus transportation for nonpublic schools, which include our great Catholic schools (HB 5241 and HB 6611).
**Please know that the statute requiring towns and municipalities to provide these services has been ruled constitutional by the Connecticut Supreme Court. The statute ensures the safe transportation of students to and from school, and it supports school children and their parents.
**This is a matter of public safety akin to the provision of first responder services to any private company or residence.
**We realize local and state budgets are stretched, but we must not start balancing budgets by cutting back on student safety.
Catholic school families already save towns and the state millions of dollars by assuming the costs of their children’s education.
Please urge your legislators to oppose these bills by clicking the link below. This proposal has the support of many high ranking legislators, so it is critical that your voice is heard now and in the weeks ahead.
Anne LaMonica, CCPAC Associate Director for Education
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