“Yesterday, the Education Committee took a critical and historic first step toward achieving equity in Connecticut’s public school funding by issuing a bipartisan vote in favor of SB 948, An Act Addressing Education Funding and Racial Inequity in Connecticut. The bill, if approved, would fully fund the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Formula, increase the student need weights that provide additional funding for English Learners, low-income students, and students in concentrated poverty, and create a single needs-based formula that would apply to all public school students.
I would like to thank the Committee, especially chairs Senator McCrory and Representative Sanchez, 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 our state’s elected leaders 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.