March 1, 2017

Hartford Courant:
Lawmakers Face A Tough Decision On Education Funding

“Legislators heard from city and town leaders and educators Wednesday about how the governor's budget would hurt education and taxpayers. They also listened to a call from the plaintiffs in a landmark education court case for a $250,000 study on how much it costs to educate children adequately...”

Record-Journal:
Republican Look To Relax Restrictions On Reducing School Budgets

“State Education Commissioner Diana R. Wentzell urged lawmakers Wednesday not to relax restrictions for how much municipalities can cut school budgets due to enrollment drops, instead urging them to support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal…”

AP:
Steamed In The School Caf Over Restrictions On Lunch Sharing

“Those lessons about sharing? At lunchtime, in Connecticut schools, they come with an asterisk. School officials in a Connecticut town are criticizing new restrictions on lunchroom "share tables," which encourage students to donate uneaten food for any classmates who may be hungry…”

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.