Bridgeport Public Schools is the 3rd largest district in Connecticut and remains underfunded by the State by more than $43 million, according to the ECS formula. Bridgeport has the 24th lowest per-student spending in the state ($14,328) and spends less per student than similar districts. While Bridgeport has the lowest local contribution ($2,868 per student) in the state, it also receives less state funding per student than similar communities such as Hartford and New Haven.
This is all the result of Connecticut's current arbitrary, inequitable, and illogical school funding system.
Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in Bridgeport and why Connecticut's current school finance system is unfair to the students, schools, taxpayers, and 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)