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Hartford Public Schools face a $2 million budget gap for the upcoming fiscal year, as the expenses total $431 million, while revenue amounts to just $429 million.

While there will not be any layoffs, vacant positions that do not impact classrooms will be cut to make up for the deficit.

The district may also have to cut certain platforms to balance the budget.

The Hartford City Councilman hopes that the budget negotiations next month will address the issue, or else the responsibility will fall on them if teacher-student ratios increase and services for kids decrease.

Despite concerns, the superintendent assures that the hiring freeze will not impact any classroom positions or instructional support staff.

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