As part of a new plan proposed by Governor Malloy, North Haven may be eligible for over $120,000 in additional Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funding in 2012-2013.
While the majority of the $50 million increase in this year's ECS aide will go to poor or underperforming districts in the state, no school, according to the governor, will see funding decrease. 130 towns, including North Haven, will receive increases in state support for education.
“I strongly believe that every child in our state deserves the opportunity to get a quality education, regardless of where they live," noted Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman in a statement. "That is why one of our first priorities after taking office was to increase ECS funding where it's most needed while holding all towns harmless, and that is why we are making this targeted investment."
In 2011-2012, North Haven received $3,174,940 in ECS funding. This year, that number will be bumped to $3,295,851, an increase of 3.81%.
Statewide, funding increases varied tremendously, from a significant 11.53% rise in Stamford, to flat rates in several affluent towns, such as New Canaan and Darien.
What do you think of the rise in state funding for local schools?