Bristol Public Schools is the 12th largest district in Connecticut and remains underfunded by the State by more than $14.1 million, according to the ECS formula. Despite taxpayers in Bristol currently paying 53 cents of every dollar in the city’s education budget, Bristol has the 15th lowest per-student spending in the state ($13,898) and spends less per student than similar districts.
This is the result of Bristol’s increasing student needs not being accounted for in the current funding system.
Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in Bristol and why Connecticut's current school finance system is unfair to the students, schools, taxpayers, and community of Bristol.
Presentation About Connecticut's School Finance System and How It Impacts Bristol
FAQs About Funding for Bristol Public Schools
Informational One-pager Concerning Funding for Bristol Public Schools
Bristol Legislative Delegation Handout (click here to find your legislators)