New Haven Public Schools is the largest district in Connecticut and educates 21,725 students. Of those students, more than 1 in 2 are low-income, nearly 1 in 6 are English Learners, and close to 1 in 8 need special education services. Despite growing needs, including a student poverty rate of 34 percent, New Haven Public Schools remains underfunded by the State by more than $17 million, according to the ECS formula. New Haven spends $18,247 per student and its taxpayers pay nearly 25 cents of every dollar in the city's education budget (amounting to $4,213 per student).
Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in New Haven and why Connecticut's current school finance system is unfair to the students, schools, taxpayers, and community of New Haven.
Presentation About Connecticut's School Finance System and How It Impacts New Haven
FAQs About Funding for New Haven Public Schools
Informational One-pager Concerning Funding for New Haven Public Schools
New Haven Legislative Delegation Handout (click here to find your legislators)