In line with his declaring 2012 the Year of Education Reform, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced additional Education Cost Sharing funds for the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts on Wednesday.
Windsor, , is one of the 30 districts.
"It is critical that we get to the schools that are really struggling, and do it quickly," Malloy said.
"We can get good teachers into classrooms, and hire the best superintendents and administrators, but we must address the overarching resources issue and fund the programs that will directly reach the kids who are at a disadvantage because their school is underperforming."
Malloy's announcement pledges an additional $50 million for the 30 districts, including an additional $300,000 for Windsor Public Schools.
Malloy said he believes that every child in Connecticut deserves to opportunity to receive a quality education, adding that the additional funding, in addition to a decision to not cut funding from ECS any district in the state , "sends a clear signal to our children that we will make the investment and deliver on our promise of high-quality education for every student in Connecticut."
Malloy's announcement raises Windsor's ECS funding from $11.5 million to more than $11.8 million.
Windsor, which started its education budget season , recently presented , which included significant cuts in an effort to propose a 1-percent budget increase.