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In an effort to provide valuable background information about the components of an effective school finance system, and offer options for policymakers to consider, the Connecticut School Finance Project created a comprehensive Funding Formula Guidebook. The Funding Formula Guidebook examines how Connecticut can achieve fair funding for its more than 540,000 students and details a framework for an equitable school finance system.
This infographic from the Connecticut School Finance Project details the challenges Connecticut’s current school finance system presents and why a fair and equitable system is needed. Painting Connecticut's current school finance system as a road, the infographic demonstrates the number of "roadblocks" the system places in front of students on their road to success—roadblocks that can be alleviated with a new fair and equitable school funding system.
Over the past 10 years, the needs of Connecticut students have changed. While the overall enrollment in Connecticut public schools has decreased by approximately 32,000 students, Connecticut’s students have increased in need. These changes, coupled with the fact that Connecticut’s overall school finance system is not based on student learning needs, have resulted in a mismatch between district need and district resources.