FYs 2020/2021 Budget

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont presented his biennial state budget proposal for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to the Connecticut General Assembly. Included in this budget proposal were several changes to state education funding, including changes to funding levels for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, schools of choice, and other education grants.

Below are two documents that offer a brief overview of the governor’s budget proposal and its impact on state education funding.

  • An analysis featuring ECS estimates for each town based on the governor’s proposed budget for FYs 2020 and 2021 along with a comparison of those estimates to ECS amounts for FY 2019. Also included is a table with proposed changes to schools of choice line items and other major education grants.
  • A table outlining how the ECS formula in the governor’s budget proposal compares to the ECS formula that was passed in October 2017 and is currently being used.

In addition to analyzing the governor's budget proposal, as other budget proposals are made throughout the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut School Finance Project will analyze these proposals and provide similar documents and information.