HPS Students Win Popular Hartford Decide$ Votes for City Improvement Projects

HPS Students Win Popular Hartford Decide$ Votes for City Improvement Projects

Students on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) submitted their Hartford Decide$ projects and the public vote ended on June 27. There were eight amazing projects on the ballot and Hartford Public Schools students won 1st and 3rd prizes for the projects they proposed.

The vote was close, but here are the final results:

1st Place: $25.000 for Keney Park Fitness Trail
2nd Place: $20,000 for Urban Thinkscapes
3rd Place: $5,000 for Bushnell Park Ice Rink Enhancements

The first steps toward implementing the projects have already begun. HartfordDecide$ will post periodic updates and they thank all of the Hartford residents who worked so hard on the eight project proposals. They all did a wonderful job.

Of the student-submitted projects, the Keney Park Fitness Trail project was the top vote-getter. Also, the Bushnell Park Ice Skating Rink project got enough votes to receive partial funding of $5000, rather than the full $9,360 that the project proposal called for. Unfortunately, the YouMedia project did not receive quite enough votes to get a share of the money.

The SSAC students worked closely with mentor, Richard Frieder of Community Capacity Builders during the 2019-2020 school year.

To learn more and see all of the submitted projects, visit www.hartforddecides.org/

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