Stamford finance board sounds alarm on education budget ‘fiscal cliff’

A overall of 120 Stamford faculty positions, at a cost of approximately $8.8 million, are established to expire in the following two yrs, as they are funded as a result of limited-expression COVID-19 aid dollars.

All those positions — which consist of 19.5 kindergarten para-educator comprehensive-time equivalent places, or FTEs, 23 mum or dad facilitators, 21 engineering integration specialists, 8.5 teacher FTEs and 27 protection workers — are at the moment paid for by the next and 3rd installments of the federal Elementary and Secondary University Unexpected emergency Aid funds, also recognized as ESSER II and ESSER III.

The second installment is established to conclude after this university calendar year concludes. The third and most important part of the funds will expire at the finish of the 2023-24 college 12 months.

For the positions to continue being intact past 2024, the district will want to uncover a way to pay for them.