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  • Analysis of Governor Malloy's Revised Proposed Changes to Education Funding (October 17)

    On October 16, Governor Dannel Malloy released his fourth budget proposal for the FY 2018-FY 2019 biennium. Included in this budget proposal were several changes to the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula and state education funding. The Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared an independent analysis examining the governor's latest proposed school funding changes. The analysis details the components and characteristics of the governor's proposed changes. The analysis also examines the formula based on a series of equity metrics and includes a town-by-town list of estimated ECS funding per pupil under the governor's revised proposal, as well as a town-by-town list of estimated local contributions to the Teachers' Retirement System under the governor's revised proposed budget.

  • Comparison and Analysis of School Funding Proposals (October 17)

    On Monday, October 16, Governor Dannel Malloy released his fourth budget proposal for the FY 2018-FY 2019 biennium. Included in this budget proposal were several changes to the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula and state education funding. With the release of this latest budget proposal, the Connecticut School Finance Project — as it has done previously — produced an independent analysis comparing the budgetary impacts and structures of recent school finance proposals that have emerged during this year’s special legislative session.

  • Comparison and Analysis of School Funding Proposals (October 3)

    With a Republican-led budget passing the Connecticut General Assembly on September 16 and subsequently being vetoed by Governor Dannel Malloy on September 28, the Connecticut School Finance Project — as it has done previously — has produced an independent analysis comparing how the Democratic Proposed Budget and the aforementioned Republican Proposed Budget each impact state education funding and alter the state's school finance system.

  • Analysis of Senate and House Revised Proposed Changes to Education Funding (September 13)

    On September 12, Senate and House Republicans released their revised budget proposal for the FY 2018–FY 2019 biennium. Included in this budget proposal were several changes to Connecticut's Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula. The Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared an independent analysis detailing the components and characteristics of the Republicans' proposed changes, and highlighting how they account for students with higher learning needs (ex. low-income students, English Learners, students with disabilities). The analysis also examines the formula based on a series of equity metrics. Additionally, the analysis includes a town-by-town list of estimated ECS and special education funding per pupil under the Republicans' revised proposal.

  • Comparison and Analysis of School Funding Proposals (September 13)

    On Tuesday, September 12, Senate and House Republicans 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 — 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.

  • Comparison and Analysis of School Funding Proposals (September 11)

    On Friday, September 8, Governor Dannel Malloy 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 — 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.

  • Analysis of Governor Malloy's Revised Proposed Changes to Education Funding (September 11)

    On September 8, Governor Dannel Malloy released his revised budget proposal for the FY 2018–FY 2019 biennium. Included in this budget proposal were several changes to Connecticut's Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula. 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 an independent analysis examining the governor's proposed school funding changes. The analysis details the components and characteristics of the governor's proposed changes, and highlights how they account for students with higher learning needs (ex. low-income students, English Learners, students with disabilities). The analysis also examines the formula based on a series of equity metrics.

  • Comparison and Analysis of School Funding Proposals (August 29)

    During the week of August 21, 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 — 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.

  • Analysis of Revised Executive Order Resource Allocation Plan: State Education Funding

    The purpose of this document is to detail the current Connecticut state budget situation and the changes in school funding in Governor Dannel Malloy’s Revised Executive Order Resource Allocation Plan, which was issued on August 18, 2017. As a result of the Connecticut General Assembly not passing a budget before the start of fiscal year 2018, the governor has been operating the state by executive order since July 1. Just like the governor’s original Resource Allocation Plan issued on June 30, the Revised Executive Order Resource Allocation Plan covers all of FY 2018 and funds state government operations while the General Assembly continues budget discussions and negotiations. The Revised Executive Order Resource Allocation Plan will remain in effect until a budget is passed by the General Assembly and signed by the governor, or until an updated Resource Allocation Plan is issued by the governor.

  • Connecticut's School Funding System: A Roadblock to Success (INFOGRAPHIC)

    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.