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UPDATED: Comparison and Analysis of School Funding Proposals (May 24)


During the week of May 15, Governor Dannel Malloy, the General Assembly’s Democratic caucuses, the Senate Republican caucus, and the House Republican caucus, each released updated budget proposals for the FY 2018–FY 2019 biennium that take into consideration the final Consensus Revenue Estimates from the Governor’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and the General Assembly’s Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA).

In a follow-up to our release on May 2, we have updated our comparison table and analysis of how the various budget proposals, as well as two options for Proposed Senate Bill 2*, impact the Education Costing Sharing (ECS) formula and education funding.

The updated comparison table (available at ctschoolfinance.org/assets/uploads/files/UPDATED-Formula-Comparison-Table.pdf) examines the components, total costs, and phase-in plans of the different school funding proposals.

Additionally, the updated independent analysis (available at ctschoolfinance.org/assets/uploads/files/UPDATED-Town-Education-Funding-Budget-Comparisons.pdf) provides state education funding estimates for fiscal year 2018 for each town and choice program under each school funding proposal.

These documents compare the various school finance proposals side-by-side and detail how each proposal would distribute state education funding. Both of these documents are also available under the Funding Formula Analyses tab on our website, along with our previous budget analyses.

Citations

Connecticut School Finance Project. (2017). UPDATED Comparison Table of School Funding Proposals. Available from http://ctschoolfinance.org/reports/UPDATED-comparison-table-of-school-funding-proposals.

Connecticut School Finance Project. (2017). UPDATED Analysis of Education Funding Proposals. Available from http://ctschoolfinance.org/reports/UPDATED-analysis-of-education-funding-proposals.