UPDATED: Comparison of School Funding Proposals


Last week, the General Assembly’s House Democratic caucus released an updated budget proposal for the FY 2018–FY 2019 biennium.

With the release of this latest budget proposal, the Connecticut School Finance Project — as it has done previously — has produced an independent analysis comparing the budgetary impacts and structures of each of the various school finance proposals that have emerged during this year’s regular and special legislative sessions.

Included in the analysis on are the following budget proposals:

In an effort to provide greater clarity and understanding about how these very different proposals would impact state education funding for Connecticut’s public schools, the Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared two documents:

Both of these documents are also available under the Funding Formula Analyses tab on our website, along with our previous analyses of budget proposals. 

We hope you find this information helpful. Should you have any questions or comments regarding this information, please email us at

* Disclosure: The Connecticut School Finance Project provided technical assistance and analysis to the bill’s co-sponsors, and their staffs, in the development of the school finance system contained in Proposed Senate Bill 2. This technical assistance included modeling various formulas, discussing possible formula components and policy options, and analyzing the outcomes and overall costs of potential formulas. This technical assistance did not include making final decisions about the components and structure of Proposed Senate Bill 2 or its proposed school finance system. Proposed Senate Bill 2 represents the decisions and priorities of its legislative authors/co-sponsors.