A Segregated Connecticut
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Sep 20, 2021
Each year, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) publishes Public School Expenditure Reports. Based on data submitted to the CSDE by each school district through the Education Financial System (EFS), these reports provide information on total district and school spending as well as spending per student.
Jul 1, 2021
These files, from the Connecticut State Department of Education, detail the Minimum Budget Requirement (MBR) for each town. All Connecticut towns have a MBR that — with some exceptions — they must adhere to in providing funding to their local school districts. According to the MBR, a town may not budget less for education than it did in the previous fiscal year, unless it can demonstrate specific achievements or changes within the town’s local school district.
Jan 21, 2021
This resource features data from the Connecticut State Department of Education detailing per-student spending from 2007-20 for each Connecticut local public school district. The data includes net current expenditures (NCE) per pupil (NCEP) and special education Excess Cost grant basic contributions for the May payment.
Feb 11, 2020
This research report from the Connecticut General Assembly's nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research describes how the Connecticut State Department of Education enforces the Minimum Budget Requirement (MBR), which prohibits a town from budgeting less for education in an upcoming fiscal year than it did in the previous year.
Apr 19, 2019
This first data set contains total district expenditures by source (federal, state, local, tuition/other) for local public school districts from 2006-15. The second contains district per-pupil expenditures by source (federal, state, local, tuition/other) for local public school districts for 2014-17. All data is from the Connecticut State Department of Education.
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