16 CT School Districts with Lowest Per Pupil Spending

Counting down the districts that spend the least per student on education.

Graphic by Aaron Boyd.
Graphic by Aaron Boyd.
With school districts and towns across the state finalizing their education budget proposals, Patch is looking at per-student spending district-by-district.

This week, we’re counting down the 16 districts with the lowest spending per pupil for the 2012-13 academic year.

The numbers — compiled by the State Department of Education (SDE) Bureau of Grants Management — compare the net expenditures for all 219 school districts against the average enrollment (membership) to determine spending per pupil.

Next Week: Highest Per Pupil Spending in Connecticut
Concerned Parent March 01, 2014 at 02:40 PM
What exactly are you looking for? A red light special at Walmart? This is EDUCATION! It's the RESPONSIBILITY of each municipality to provide their children with a solid education. What is going to be the next step in budgeting our kids, farming out our teaching jobs to China? Well, I guess since Common Core is going to reduced them to facilitators anyway, why not outsource, so what if they can't speak English. Right?
CowDung March 03, 2014 at 12:24 PM
I'm not really sure what we should be looking for. Are these low spending districts turning out students that aren't as well prepared as those in high spending districts? This sort of crap reminds me of the stupid Newscruncher maps. Data without context is meaningless.


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