Current Spending

Each year more than $10.5 billion is spent on public education in Connecticut. Public schools receive funding from three primary sources: local, state, and federal tax dollars. 96% of Connecticut public school funding comes from state and local sources, with approximately 39% ($4.1 billion) coming from state sources and 57% ($6 billon) coming from local sources.

This section provides a closer look at the funding sources for Connecticut’s public schools.

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