Bridgeport Resources

A comprehensive portal for those interested in how Connecticut's school finance system impacts Bridgeport

Bridgeport Public Schools is the 2nd largest district in Connecticut and educates 21,222 students. Of those students, all qualify for free and reduced price lunch, 15% are English Learners, and close to 1 in 6 need special education services. Bridgeport spends $14,164 per student and its taxpayers pay nearly 21 cents of every dollar in the city's education budget (amounting to $2,868 per student).

Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in Bridgeport, and how it impacts students, schools, taxpayers, and the community of Bridgeport.

Presentation About Connecticut's School Finance System and How It Impacts Bridgeport

FAQs About Funding for Bridgeport Public Schools

Informational One-pager Concerning Funding for Bridgeport Public Schools

Bridgeport Legislative Delegation Handout (click here to find your legislators)

Read how current and former Bridgeport Public Schools teachers say Connecticut's school finance system is negatively impacting Bridgeport's students, schools, and the overall learning environment.