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Fact Sheet: Open Choice Program

Jun 26, 2021 - less than 1 minute

Open Choice is a program in which Connecticut students can attend schools in local public school districts outside the community in which they reside. Specifically, the Open Choice program allows students in more urban districts to attend public schools in nearby suburban districts, and it provides an opportunity for students in suburban and rural communities to attend public schools in a nearby urban center.

This fact sheet covers the basics of the Open Choice program, including its objectives, how it operates, who can participate, and how it is funded.


School and State Finance Project. (2021). Fact Sheet: Open Choice Program. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from



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