Norwich Public Schools educates 3,652 students. Of those students, 3 in 4 are low-income, 1 in 7 are English Learners, and 1 in 5 need special education services. Despite growing needs, including a student poverty rate that has tripled over the past 10 years to 30 percent, Norwich Public Schools remains underfunded by the State by $10.2 million, according to the ECS formula. Norwich spends $16,260 per student (approximately the state average) and its taxpayers pay 43 cents of every dollar in the city’s education budget (amounting to $6,747 per student).
Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in Norwich and why Connecticut's current school finance system is unfair to the students, schools, taxpayers, and community of Norwich.
Presentation About Connecticut's School Finance System and How It Impacts Norwich
FAQs About Funding for Norwich Public Schools
Informational One-pager Concerning Funding for Norwich Public Schools
Norwich Legislative Delegation Handout (click here to find your legislators)