Protect Local Public School Funding



Protect Local Public School Funding

Protect Local Public School Funding

Equitably fund public schools and prohibit taking funding and resources away from traditional neighborhood public schools.

Goal: Preserve/establish education funding to meet the needs of all students in all communities.

  • Address the state's commitment to fully funding ECS and all local public schools equitably
  • Identify a dedicated funding source for ECS
  • Protect ECS funding from annual political changes by placing it in a lockbox similar to what was done to protect Connecticut's transportation funds
  • Prohibit the diversion of local public school dollars through corporate schemes like tax credits for private school tuition
  • Address inefficiencies created by a parallel charter school system
  • Freeze charter school expansion and place a moratorium on new charter schools pending studies of the charter sector's efficacy
  • Stop paying private charter school management companies millions of dollars in management fees
  • Address the rising costs of special education by implementing equitable evidence-based cost controls
  • Increase funding to districts for English Learners (EL)


HB 7350: An Act Concerning Regional Cooperation and the Sharing of Services Among Regional Educational Service Centers and Member Boards of Education


HB 7355: An Act Concerning A Study of the Education Cost Sharing Formula


SB 1068: An Act Concerning The Minimum Budget Requirement


Read testimony from CEA before the Appropriations Committee.

Orlando Rodriguez
CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist

HB 7148: An Act Concerning the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June Thirtieth, 2021, and Making Appropriations Therefor


Read testimony from CEA before the Appropriations Committee.

Jeff Leake
CEA President

HB 7150: An Act Implementing the Governor's Budget Recommendations Concerning Education


Read testimony from CEA before the Education Committee.

Jeff Leake
CEA President
Ray Rossomando
CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations

Re: Education Cost Sharing Grant (ECS)


Read testimony from CEA before the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus.

Tom Nicholas
CEA Vice President

HB 7112: An Act Increasing the Amount a Town May Deposit into a Non Lapsing Account for Unexpended Education Funds


HB 7109: An Act Concerning Interdistrict Magnet School Program Funding


Read testimony from CEA before the Education Committee.

Orlando J. Rodriguez
CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist

View All 2019 Testimony



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