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ECS Grants for FYs 2020 and 2021 with Comparisons to FY 2019 Funding Levels

Jul 2, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

This spreadsheet contains a town-by-town list of estimated Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grants for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 with a comparison to FY 2019 funding levels.

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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Formula
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • 2019

FY 2020 Budget Changes to School Finance

Jul 1, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

Brief presentation detailing the changes to state education funding for fiscal year 2020 that were made as part of the state's biennial budget for FYs 2020 and 2021. Presentation includes information about Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funding, changes to significant education line items, and funding for school choice programs.

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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Formula
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • Magnet Schools & School Choice
  • 2019

Summary of the Budget for the Connecticut State Department of Education for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021

Jun 26, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

On June 26, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law the biennial state budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Included in this state budget are numerous changes to the Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE) budget, and to the funding of education programs. These two documents summarize the CSDE's budget for FYs 2020 and 2021, and provide a look into the significant changes made to the department's budget.

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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Formula
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • State Budget
  • 2019

Analysis of State Education Funding in Adopted Biennial Budget, FYs 2020-2021

Jun 4, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

On Tuesday, June 4, the Connecticut General Assembly adopted a biennial state budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, which was sent to Governor Ned Lamont for his signature. Included in the biennial budget are several changes to state education funding, including changes to funding levels for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, schools of choice, and other education grants. The Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared two documents that offer a brief overview of the state education funding and school finance changes contained in the biennial state budget adopted by the General Assembly.

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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • State Budget - Budget Proposals
  • 2019

FAQs: Proposal to Shift a Portion of CT’s Income Tax to a Payroll Tax

May 14, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

This frequently asked questions document addresses many of the questions that have been raised surrounding the payroll tax proposed and designed by the Connecticut School Finance Project, which would serve as a partial replacement for the state income tax and help reduce individual and business tax burdens as well as mitigate the impact of recent federal tax changes on Connecticut taxpayers.

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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Taxes - General
  • Taxes - Personal Income
  • 2019

State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) Agreements

Jul 31, 2017

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) is made up of 15 public sector employee unions representing roughly 46,000 Connecticut state employees. SEBAC was recognized in 1986 under Conn. Acts 86-411 to negotiate with the State on healthcare and pension benefits for its individual unions’ active members, as well as retirees.

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Connecticut's Designated High Schools and Endowed Academies

May 28, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

There are a variety of types of public schools of choice in Connecticut, including magnet schools, career and technical high schools, vocational agricultural centers, and charter schools. Connecticut also has two additional school choice arrangements that are not as common: designated high schools and endowed academies. This policy briefing discusses both of these options and how they are a part of Connecticut’s public education landscape. Included in this policy briefing is information about the objective, the history, the administration, and the funding of designated high schools and endowed academies.

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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Magnet Schools & School Choice
  • 2019

Reports on State Financial Operations - State Treasurer (Auditors of Public Accounts)

Dec 31, 2018

Annual report from Connecticut's Auditors of Public Accounts looking at "financial statements and certain other information of the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut as they pertain to the central accounting of state financial operations."

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Governor Lamont's State Budget Proposal for FYs 2020 and 2021 (Office of Policy and Management)

Feb 20, 2019

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont presented his biennial state budget proposal for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to the Connecticut General Assembly. This resource contains the governor's budget documents.

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  • State Budget - Budget Proposals
  • 2019

Reports from the Connecticut Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth

Nov 28, 2018

This resource includes reports from the 14-member Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, which was initially created as part of the biennial budget for fiscal years 2018-19 (Conn. Acts 17-2 (June Special Session)). After issuing its first report with recommendations in March 2018, the Commission members (acting as a private group) released a second report with revised recommendations on November 28, 2018. The Commission's charge was to "develop and recommend policies to achieve state government fiscal stability and promote economic growth and competitiveness within the state."

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