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Danbury News-Times: Group offers pooling plan to make funding predictable

Rob Ryser, Danbury News-Times

December 15, 2016 - less than 1 minute

The solution to the problems Connecticut faces in educating special education students is to pool every district’s expenses into a statewide cooperative and re-distribute the money equitably, a nonprofit education group argued Thursday.

The cooperative idea, proposed by the Connecticut School Finance Project, would be the first pooled system of its kind in the country.

It would work by combining the aid the state already gives to special education with per-pupil contributions from school districts for each of their special education students.

The pooled money would then be distributed to every district in the state, with more going to needy districts and less to wealthy ones.

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