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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.
Mar 20, 2019
Current and historic Education Cost Sharing (ECS) entitlements to Connecticut public school districts. The data, from the Connecticut State Department of Education, spans from the 2000-01 school year to the 2017-18 school year.
Nov 28, 2018
These issue briefs from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Legislative Research examine the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, its legislative history, and its basic structure.
Oct 4, 2018
This fact sheet from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis details the revised Education Cost Sharing formula, which was passed in October 2017 as part of the bipartisan biennial budget and began being implemented in fiscal year 2019. The ECS formula is the formula the state legislature has established to distribute approximately $2 billion in state education funding to local public school districts. Under the new formula, a district’s full funding is to be phased in over 10 years.
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