Current Spending

Approximately $11.4 billion is spent on public education in Connecticut, according to the most recent available data. Public schools receive funding from three primary sources: local, state, and federal tax dollars. Approximately 96% of Connecticut public school funding comes from state and local sources, with 37.8% ($4.3 billion) coming from state sources and 58% ($6.6 billon) coming from local sources.

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

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