Windham Public Schools educates 3,296 students. Of those students, 8 in 10 are low-income, 1 in 4 are English Learners, and nearly 1 in 5 need special education services. Despite growing needs, including a student poverty rate of 29 percent, Windham Public Schools remains underfunded by the State by more than $7.4 million, according to the ECS formula. Windham spends $18,977 per student and its taxpayers pay 34 cents of every dollar in the city’s education budget (amounting to $6,452 per student).
Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in Windham and why Connecticut's current school finance system is unfair to the students, schools, taxpayers, and community of Windham.
Presentation About Connecticut's School Finance System and How It Impacts Windham
FAQs About Funding for Windham Public Schools
Informational One-pager Concerning Funding for Windham Public Schools
Windham Legislative Delegation Handout (click here to find your legislators)