“Today, the Appropriations Committee took a critical and historic step toward achieving equity in Connecticut’s public school funding by issuing a vote in favor of HB 5283, An Act Concerning the Education Cost Sharing Formula and the Funding of Other Education Programs. The bill, if approved, would fund students based on their individual needs; shrink the state’s alarming racial and socio-economic education funding gaps by more than 53 percent; and provide equitable funding to all students in traditional, magnet, charter, and vocational-agricultural schools.

I would like to thank the Committee, especially co-chairs Senator Osten and Representative Walker, as well as Representative Jeff Currey and Representative Antonio Felipe for championing this much-needed piece of legislation, which would make our state a more equitable and just place to live. 

The Association looks forward to continuing to work with Governor Lamont and the General Assembly as we pursue equity for all of our state’s children,” said Ruben Felipe, Executive Director of the Connecticut Charter Schools Association


About the Connecticut Charter Schools Association: The Connecticut Charter Schools Association is a nonprofit membership organization that serves as a unified voice for the 21 public charter schools, representing their interests at the state and local levels. To learn more, click here