With the state being run by the governor in the form of an executive order due to the state budget impasse, stakeholders held a press conference today with all local media attending. Speakers included superintendents, boards of education, teachers unions, as well as students and parents. They urged Connecticut lawmakers to come together and pass a budget.

The Governor’s currently proposed Education Cost Sharing formula reducing aid to Bristol schools by $8.6 million.

Here are the links:

WTNH (note, the caption for the video with BFT president David Hayes incorrectly identifies him as a Middletown teacher)

Fox 61 (including extended interview with BOE Chris Wilson)

Hartford Courant

CT Mirror