D'Agostino advocates for establishing a fair school finance method for Connecticut

September 10, 2017

As the legislature continues to work to steady Connecticut’s financial footing, the way the state’s public schools are funded needs to be assessed to ensure students’ needs are being put first.

State Rep. Mike D’Agostino, D-Hamden, said the inequities that are deeply ingrained in the system can be addressed if the legislature adopts a fair school finance method for Connecticut.

“I believe the governor is absolutely correct when he says we have to send more money to towns that need it and stop sending money to towns that don’t. If you have relatively high property wealth and if you have low student need, you don’t need — nor should you get — aid from the state," said D’Agostino during an interview with The Hartford Courant.

Read more about the current conundrum over school funding here.