HARTFORD, Conn. (March 11, 2014) – On Wednesday, March 5th, students from Canton High School attended the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education’s (CABE) annual “Day on the Hill” event in which they, along with principals, superintendents, school board members, parents and other students from across the state, convened to voice their opinions and meet with legislators regarding education in Connecticut.
The day began with a briefing of issues at The Bushnell’s Autorino Great Hall, including the governor’s proposed budget and its effect on local schools districts, with CABE and the legislative leadership. Remarks were made by Governor Malloy, Senator Beth Bye, Senator Toni Boucher, and Representative Andy Fleischmann.
Students, principals, superintendents, school board members, parents, and other attendees then “marched to the Hill” to visit one-on-one with their legislators at the State Legislative Office Building.
Representing Canton schools were students Henry Bonini and Justin Fortier, Board Chair Leslee Hill, and Superintendent Kevin Case.
Other districts represented with students at the event include: Branford, East Granby, Granby, Killingly, Madison, Montville, Plainfield, Plainville, Simsbury, Stratford, Waterbury, and the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering.
The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education serves local and regional school districts in Connecticut and is dedicated to improving the quality of education throughout the state and the nation. CABE's membership includes 150 school districts representing 90 % of the state's public school population. CABE is a leading advocate for public education at the State Capitol and in Washington D. C., and offers many types of support services to local boards of education including the Board Member Academy, a continuing education program for local board of education members.