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This is an introduction to some of the resources that may be helpful in your research.  Wed be happy to assist you with additional materials available at the State Library.  Please call us at 860-757-6500 or email us at

State Library Resources

The State Library has extensive resources available in paper, microform and/or online formats.  For a listing of those resources related to school finance, search our online catalog using the following subjects :

Education -- Finance
Educational Planning
Government aid to education -- Connecticut
School Districts -- Connecticut -- Finance


Full-text of the following sampling of publications is available through our online catalog :

New ECS Grants and Minimum Budget Requirement, by Judith Lohman, Office of Legislative Research, 2007.

Education Cost Sharing Grant Cap and Floor, by Judith Lohman, Office of Legislative Research, 2006

Education Mandates on Local School Districts, by Judith Lohman, Office of Legislative Research, 2006.

Minority Teacher Incentive Program, by Judith Lohman, Office of Legislative Research, 2006.

State Technical High Schools and Funding, by Soncia Coleman, Office of Legislative Research, 2006.

Cost of Implementing the Federal No Child Left Behind Act in Connecticut.  Part II, Local-level Costs, Connecticut State Department of Education, 2005.

The Value Gap : How Effective Is Your Local School District?, by D. Dowd Muska, Yankee Institute for Public Policy, [2005]  Also available in paper and/or microform format.  [CSL Call Number LB2826.C8 M86 2005]

Electronic Journals

Use your public or State Library card barcode to access where you will find full-text journal and newspaper articles.

The State Library subscribes to an extensive variety of electronic journals, which are only accessible through public computer terminals at the State Library.  Our Electronic Journals page details the titles, available dates and coverage.  Pertinent titles with information on school finance include :

School planning and management
Education economics
Current issues in education
Education digest


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Connecticut school expenditures for K-12

From State & Local Sourcebook, an overview of education statistics on a variety of topics including education spending.



Related Agencies/Organizations

The Division of Finance and Internal Operations at the State Department of Education is responsible for the administering of state and federal grants in education to all eligible educational agencies.

No Child Left Behind Information, State Department of Education. 

Budget Office, United States Department of Education.  Information about the President's current budget request for the Department, including a program-by-program description of the request.

2005-2007 Biennial Budget for State Education Grants  for in-depth information related to a wide variety of budget topics.


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Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 12/2008.