Mismatch Between Funding & Student Needs in Connecticut

Jul 28, 2020

School + State Finance Project Original Content

This policy briefing details the current mismatch between student needs and per-student spending in Connecticut’s local public school districts, and examines some of the factors that contribute to this mismatch.

While the Connecticut General Assembly took significant steps toward fixing the ECS formula during the 2017 legislative special session, work still needs to be done to ensure all students, regardless of need, receive equitable funding and have the same opportunities to succeed in Connecticut’s public schools.

The policy briefing concludes that to fix the funding inequity that exists among Connecticut’s local public school districts, and resolve the mismatch between student needs and resources, further steps need to be taken to ensure education dollars are distributed in a transparent, consistent, and predictable manner.

Citation

School and State Finance Project. (2020). Mismatch Between Funding & Student Needs in Connecticut. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctschoolfinance.org/resources/uploads/files/Mismatch-Between-Funding-and-Student-Needs.pdf.

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