Griswold Public Schools educates 1,891 students. Of those students, 2 in 5 are low-income and roughly 1 in 7 need special education services. Despite growing needs, including a student poverty rate of 16 percent, Griswold Public Schools remains underfunded by the State by more than $2.5 million, according to the ECS formula. Despite taxpayers in Griswold currently paying 50 cents of every dollar in the city’s education budget, Griswold has the 18th lowest per-student spending in the state ($14,011) and spends less per student than similar districts.
This is the result of Griswold’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 Griswold and why Connecticut's current school finance system is unfair to the students, schools, taxpayers, and community of Griswold.