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FAQs: Minimum Budget Requirement

This frequently asked questions document discusses Connecticut’s minimum budget requirement (MBR), which prohibits a town from budgeting less for education than it did in the previous year unless it meets specific exceptions. While the statute was modified in the fall of 2017 to provide greater flexibility for towns to reduce their education expenses under certain scenarios, recent disagreements between boards of education and municipalities highlight the need to revisit this issue.


Connecticut School Finance Project. (2019). FAQs: Minimum Budget Requirement. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctschoolfinance.org/assets/uploads/files/Minimum-Budget-Requirement.pdf.

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