State Ordered to Fix ECS Formula

September 8, 2016

State Representative David Arconti lauded the recent court decision that will require the state to overhaul the statutory school funding formula to improve the overall education system and address the numerous educational failings across the state.

A Connecticut judge gave the state 180 days to come up with alternatives to fix the flawed Education Cost Sharing Formula (ECS) including special education programs and teacher’s evaluations.

"I am extremely pleased with the timing of this decision. During my last four years in the legislature, I have fought adamantly to protect Danbury’s education fair share and ensuring that our students get the resources they need to succeed, including funding and school construction projects," said Rep. Arconti.