On the sixth month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School gun attack, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced that the state will give Newtown $750,000 to pay for the design of a new school. The state bond commission is expected to approve the sum at its meeting next Friday.
The General Assembly this year also approved $50 million in bonding money to pay for construction of a new school.
When he announced the $750,000 Friday morning, Malloy said this in a statement to the media:
It’s hard to imagine that six months have passed since that terrible day. In that time, we have mourned deeply for those we lost and done our best to move forward in a way that honors their memory. There are many decisions to be made when it comes to the construction of a new school. There will be many challenges along the way. But it’s my hope that by announcing this funding today, we can help Newtown continue with the healing process. Our thoughts are with those 26 angels today and their families. Their memories will forever be close to our hearts.