School, state, and local officials held a press conference at the Groton Public Schools Board of Education on Monday, February 13. State Senator Heather Somers (R-18th District), Representatives Joe de la Cruz (D-41) and Christine Conley (D-40) joined Groton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Graner and municipal officials to address the Governor’s 2017-2018 state budget proposal. This budget proposal includes a massive reduction of state education funding to Groton. Our state representatives and local officials expressed their intent to work together to prevent these cuts. School and union representatives, along with community members were also in attendance in a show of support against the proposed cuts.