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Analysis of State Education Funding Changes in Governor Lamont's Proposed Biennial Budget for FYs 2020 and 2021


On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont presented his biennial state budget proposal for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to the Connecticut General Assembly. Included in this budget proposal were several changes to state education funding, including changes to funding levels for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, schools of choice, and other education grants.

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 two documents that offer a brief overview of the governor’s biennial budget proposal.

These documents are:

  • An analysis featuring ECS estimates for each town based on the governor’s proposed budget for FYs 2020 and 2021 along with a comparison of those estimates to ECS amounts for FY 2019. Also included is a table with proposed changes to schools of choice line items and other major education grants.
  • A table outlining how the ECS formula in the governor’s budget proposal compares to the ECS formula that was passed in October 2017 and is currently being used.
Citations

Connecticut School Finance Project. (2019). Analysis of FYs 2020-21 Education Funding. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctschoolfinance.org/assets/uploads/files/Town-Education-Funding-Comparisons-Lamont-Budget.pdf.

Connecticut School Finance Project. (2019). Comparison Table of ECS Formula Changes. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctschoolfinance.org/assets/uploads/files/Formula-Comparison-Table-Lamont-Proposed-Budget.pdf.