CT Public News Service: CT School Funding Proposal Improved, but Falling Short
Andrea Sears, CT Public News Service
February 10, 2017 - less than 1 minute
Advocates for school-funding reform say Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposals are a step in the right direction but don't go far enough.
In his budget plan, Malloy called for ending the block-grant system of funding local school districts, and indicated that he wants to use enrollment in "HUSKY A," the state's Medicaid program for children, to more accurately represent populations of low-income students.
However, Michael Morton, communications manager for the Connecticut School Finance Project, said he thinks the governor's plan leaves a major obstacle to fair, transparent and equitable school funding in place.
"The biggest step that the state can take," he said, "is getting away from using 11 different funding formulas to fund its public schools."