Change of heart: Lamont now supports helping schools cover costs for air ventilation upgrades during pandemic

The governor’s change of heart when it comes to who will fund air quality upgrades in schools comes a day after our Accountability Project revealed that nearly a third of Connecticut school districts report not having enough money to upgrade the air quality in their schools. One out of every 5 schools also does not have a program to evaluate the air quality in their buildings. It also comes as bipartisan support builds for the state to pay for air ventilation upgrades. The governor can get funding to districts quickly by using some of the remaining COVID relief funds to pay for the upgrades, or wait for state lawmakers to budget funding during the upcoming legislative session.

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