West Hartford Public Schools is the 10th largest district in Connecticut and educates 9,757 students. Of those students, more than 1 in 5 are low-income and just over 1 in 10 need special education services. Despite growing needs, West Hartford Public Schools remains underfunded by the State by more than $16 million, according to the ECS formula. West Hartford spends $15,022 per student and its taxpayers pay 82 cents of every dollar in the city's education budget (amounting to $11,969 per student).
Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in West Hartford and why Connecticut's current school finance system is unfair to the students, schools, taxpayers, and community of West Hartford.
Presentation About Connecticut's School Finance System and How It Impacts West Hartford
FAQs About Funding for West Hartford Public Schools
Informational One-pager Concerning Funding for West Hartford Public Schools
West Hartford Legislative Delegation Handout (click here to find your legislators)