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March 29, 2020

FAQs: Excess Cost Grant

This frequently asked questions document from the School and State Finance Project summarizes key components of Connecticut's Excess Cost grant, which is provided by the State to school districts to assist them in paying for special education expenses for students with extraordinary needs.

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Education Funding

February 07, 2020

Special Education Excess Cost Cooperative (INFOGRAPHIC)

This infographic from the School and State Finance Project summarizes the Special Education Excess Cost Cooperative (the Co-op), a solution to a special education funding and budget planning challenge that municipalities and local school districts are facing annually across Connecticut.

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Education Funding

January 27, 2020

Special Education Excess Cost Cooperative

This one-pager from the School and State Finance Project details a solution to the unpredictable special education costs many of Connecticut's municipalities and local school districts annually face. Known as the Special Education Excess Cost Cooperative, this special education finance system allows the state and local governments to share in the costs of special education students with extraordinary learning needs.

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Education Funding

December 04, 2019

FAQs: Special Education Services for Schools of Choice

This frequently asked questions document from the School and State Finance Project discusses special education services for Connecticut students attending public schools of choice, including how those services are delivered and paid for.

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Schools of Choice

February 24, 2017

Analysis of Governor Malloy's Special Education Funding Proposal

Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget proposal for the FY 2018–2019 biennium disentangles special education funding from the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant by reducing the ECS foundation amount by 22 percent, which is equal to the total amount of the ECS grant that Connecticut currently reports to the U.S. Department of Education is attributable to special education. The Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared an independent analysis examining these proposed changes and how they align with six key principles and practices all special education finance systems should follow, based on a comprehensive 50-state survey examining state special education finance models.

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Education Funding

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