Analysis of State Education Funding Changes in Governor's Proposed FY 2019 Budget Adjustments


Yesterday, Governor Dannel Malloy released his recommended budget adjustments for fiscal year 2019. 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.

It is important to note these changes are only proposed and are not final or enacted. Connecticut’s budget for FY 2019 remains as detailed in the biennial state budget (Conn. Acts 17-2 (June Special Session) unless it is modified by the General Assembly.

In an effort to provide useful information for policymakers, educators, community leaders, and all individuals interested in how Connecticut funds its public schools, the Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared two documents that offer a brief overview of the governor’s proposed budget adjustments for FY 2019, and compare the proposed adjustments to the biennial state budget (Conn. Acts 17-2 (June Special Session)) that was signed into law in October 2017.

These documents are:

We hope you find this these documents helpful, and that they provide useful information regarding the governor’s proposed budget adjustments. Should you have any questions or comments regarding these documents or how the governor’s proposed budget adjustments impact state education funding, please email us at