A Segregated Connecticut
Connecticut is divided into 169 towns largely separated by race and wealth. Discover what this division means for the state and its communities.
Role of Property Taxes
Explore how Connecticut's property tax system plays a critical role in funding public schools, and creating funding disparities.
Segregation & Education
Learn how Connecticut's segregated communities have led to segregated school districts and inequitable funding.
District & School Spending
Explore the spending for each Connecticut district and school, and see how spending compares across similar communities.
Breakdown of Spending
Take an interactive look at how each district spends its budget, and learn more about district staffing levels and demographics.
Spending & Performance
Find out how spending and student performance connect for each district and school.
How Connecticut Funds Education
Discover the sources of education funding and how money flows through Connecticut's different funding formulas.
Learn about the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula and how it's used to distribute $2 billion in state education funding.
Current Year Funding
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Education Relief Funding
Explore how Connecticut's school districts are planning to use federal funding to combat COVID-19 and the impacts it has had on students and staff.
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Aug 2, 2021
This infographic from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis illustrates the workings of the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula. The ECS formula is the method the state legislature has established to distribute approximately $2 billion in state education funding to local and regional public school districts.
This document from the General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis provides a brief glance at the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula, particularly its funding and funding dedicated for Alliance Districts.
This document from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis presents funding information about Connecticut's Alliance Districts, which are the state's 33 lowest-performing districts.
May 18, 2021
State-level analysis of public education finances from the United States Census Bureau. The education finance data include revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets [cash and security holdings] of elementary and secondary public school systems. Statistics cover school systems in all states, and include the District of Columbia. The report and tables, released annually, include detailed statistics on spending – such as instruction, student transportation, salaries and employee benefits – at the national, state, and school district levels.
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.
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