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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. Additionally, the analysis 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.

Citation

Connecticut School Finance Project. (2017). Funding Formula Analysis: Governor's Proposed Changes to Education Funding, September 11. Available from http://ctschoolfinance.org/reports/analysis-of-governor-malloys-revised-proposed-changes-to-education-funding-september-11.