Site Slogan

What can we help you with today?

Measuring Disparities in Cost and Spending across Connecticut School Districts

Municipal Training WEBINAR

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Measuring Disparities in Cost and Spending across Connecticut School Districts


9:00 a.m. - 10:45 ap.m. 


Join the Boston Fed’s New England Public Policy Center (NEPPC) and Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) at a virtual forum presenting new research that explores how much each Connecticut school district would need to spend to educate its students to meet a common student test performance target. It also looks at whether spending in each district is equitable and adequate relative to this predicted cost. Local stakeholders will discuss the Boston Fed’s research findings.

Despite multiple court cases and recent funding reform, there are still significant concerns about the equity and the adequacy in Connecticut’s public K–12 education funding. Connecticut districts with lower socioeconomic status, on average, have higher costs, lower cost-adjusted spending, and more severe spending inadequacy. While the state faces fiscal difficulties induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, it should remain committed to the investment in public education, which will affect Connecticut’s economic growth in the long run.

This event, which is free and open to all, will provide a forum for policy leaders, practitioners, and advocates to access the New England Public Policy Center’s new research and consider how the state can further advance equity and adequacy in education funding in a manner that is politically feasible. The forum is one part of the ongoing efforts of the Boston Fed’s NEPPC to provide policymakers with objective analysis of important regional policy issues.

The forum supports Connecticut Conference of Municipalities’ (CCM) efforts to ensure an equitable state-local-federal partnership in providing a high-quality public education experience for Connecticut’s children.

CCM PRESENTER back to top

Joe DeLong
Executive Director & CEO

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson
Vice President & Director, NEPPC
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Dr. Bo Zhao
Senior Economist, NEPPC
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Senator Doug McCrory
Deputy President Pro Tempore

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez
Hartford Public Schools

Martin Guay
Vice President
Stanley Black & Decker

Justin Elicker
City of New Haven


  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers
  • Finance Personnel
  • School Superintendents, School Business Managers, Boards of Education

HOW TO REGISTER back to top

CLICK HERE to be redirected to CVENT, where attendees can register. 

Please contact CCM Training at or call (203) 498-3037.

Fine Print back to top

UPDATES & CHANGES: Last minute changes and updates, weather postponements, cancellations, etc. will be posted on this page

CANCELLATION POLICY: We understand your schedule may change. Please let us know if you have registered and can no longer attend.

CONSENT TO CCM FOR USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES: Registration and attendance at CCM workshops, meetings, and events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the attendee’s image in photographs, videos and electronic reproductions of such events and activities sponsored by CCM.