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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.

In an effort to provide greater clarity and understanding about how these two different proposals would impact state education funding for Connecticut’s public schools, the Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared two documents:

  • A table comparing the components, total costs, and phase-in plans of the different school funding proposals 
  • A document providing state education funding estimates for fiscal year 2018 for each town and choice program under each school funding proposal

These documents compare the two school finance proposals side-by-side and detail how each proposal would distribute state education funding.


Connecticut School Finance Project. (2017). Comparison Table of School Funding Proposals - October 3, 2017. Available from http://ctschoolfinance.org/assets/uploads/files/Formula-Comparison-Table-October-3.pdf.

Connecticut School Finance Project. (2017). Analysis of Education Funding Proposals - October 3, 2017. Available from http://ctschoolfinance.org/assets/uploads/files/Town-Education-Funding-Budget-Comparisons-October-3.pdf.