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Per-Pupil Spending: The 16 Highest School Districts in CT

Counting down the school districts with the highest cost per student in Connecticut.

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 highest 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.

The majority of the towns and districts to make the highest per pupil list are smaller, serving less than 1,000 students.

While this information is interesting, what exactly does it mean? Check back Monday for SDE classifications for schools across the state and comparisons based on spending.

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Danielle Sandridge March 01, 2014 at 08:25 AM
Knowing who spends the most or least isn't particularly helpful knowledge. How strong are the school systems? What is important is to determine the value of the dollars spent. Please do an analysis of who spends the least amount with the highest test scores in their DRG. Thanks!
Paul Bahre March 02, 2014 at 11:15 AM
You hear that noise? That's your wallet and it's being pick clean. You see that on the horizon? That's the common core, it's coming to pick clean our school budgets. Common core is being driven by Obama's Socialist friends looking to make quick money from the rest of us.... The whole thing is a scam

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