Stamford Public Schools is the 5th largest district in Connecticut and educates 15,946 students. Of those students, more than 1 in 2 are low-income, nearly 1 in 7 are English Learners, and close to 1 in 8 need special education services. Despite growing needs, including a student poverty rate of 14 percent, Stamford Public Schools remains underfunded by the State by more than $9.5 million, according to the ECS formula. Stamford spends $18,045 per student and its taxpayers pay nearly 86 cents of every dollar in the city's education budget (amounting to $14,919 per student).
Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in Stamford and why Connecticut's current school finance system is unfair to the students, schools, taxpayers, and community of Stamford.
Presentation About Connecticut's School Finance System and How It Impacts Stamford
FAQs About Funding for Stamford Public Schools
Informational One-pager Concerning Funding for Stamford Public Schools
Stamford Legislative Delegation Handout (click here to find your legislators)