Connecticut School Finance Project
Founded in 2015, the Connecticut School Finance Project, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks, strives to be a trusted, nonpartisan, and independent source of accurate data and information that transcends special interests.
The goals of the Connecticut School Finance Project are to:
- Build knowledge about how the current school funding systems works;
- Bring together stakeholders who are impacted by how schools are funded;
- Identify solutions to Connecticut’s school funding challenges that are fair to students and taxpayers, and strengthen schools and communities.
Although not a member-based organization, the Connecticut School Finance Project actively works with a diverse group of stakeholders, including education and community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and individuals interested in how school finance impacts students and schools. We aim to incorporate the viewpoints and perspectives of these stakeholders to develop fair, well-thought-out solutions that help create a sensible and equitable school funding system that meets the needs of Connecticut and all of its public school students.
In addition to our work addressing Connecticut’s school finance challenges, in November 2017, the Connecticut School Finance Project expanded its focus to include an examination of Connecticut’s state finances and fiscal outlook. The expanded focus is the result of our organization frequently hearing from Connecticut residents about the need for greater, more accessible information about Connecticut’s financial state and fiscal challenges.
In an effort to meet this need and desire, the Connecticut School Finance Project launched a new initiative aimed at serving as a nonpartisan resource for state and local policymakers, community leaders, and all Connecticut citizens looking for transparent, accessible, and approachable information about the State’s budget and finances.