Statement of Support for H.B. 5283

Below is a Statement of Support for H.B. 5283 signed by stakeholders from across Connecticut. To add your name or your organization to the list of supporters, please enter your information on the right.
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Statement of Support for H.B. 5283

United in an effort to fix how Connecticut’s public schools are funded, we have come together as a group of advocates and stakeholders from around the state to support H.B. 5283 and the passage of a student-centered funding system.

For decades, the way Connecticut funds education has been inequitable, disjointed, and in desperate need of a comprehensive solution that provides our state’s students with the resources they need to succeed in and out of the classroom.

H.B. 5283 is that solution.

If passed, H.B. 5283 would fix the state’s current complex way of funding public schools, make significant strides in reducing Connecticut’s economic and racial funding gaps, and fully and fairly fund all public school students based on their learning needs.

H.B. 5283 would finally deliver the equitable education funding students, parents, teachers, and communities across Connecticut have been advocating for by:

  • Funding all public school students based on their learning needs;
  • Fully funding the ECS grant, which supports all local school districts;
  • Fully funding public schools of choice; and
  • Giving districts the financial stability to make meaningful, long-term investments in resources such as teachers, counselors, social workers, school psychologists, and student support services and programs.

It is critical that action be taken now, and we urge you to join us in supporting H.B. 5283 and a student-centered funding system that will finally deliver on the promise of equitable and adequate education funding for all Connecticut public school students.