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District Information

Education Cost Sharing (ECS)

State Funding for Schools 

Every Connecticut town and city receives money from the State of Connecticut for education through the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) fund. The amount received is based on a formula that takes into account the number of students, economic need and other factors. For the past several years, Hamden has received millions less than the formula promises us – nearly $18 million less this year. Our town somehow has to make up the funds we don’t get through ECS in order to run our schools. That’s just not fair to Hamden taxpayers. Recently, many have argued that this formula needs to change.

Governor Malloy's 2017-18 Budget Proposal

Governor Malloy's recently released budget for the coming year proposes to change the funding to school districts in a way that more fairly addresses educational disparities. Read the press release that describes how the proposed budget affects school districts. In his new budget, the Governor proposes that 31 cities and towns, including Hamden, will receive greater funding. This February 8, 2017 CT Mirror article includes an interactive map that shows exactly how much of an increase or decrease each Connecticut city/town would receive under the Governor's proposal.

We need YOU to help!  Please call or email or write a letter to our representatives in Hartford (listed below), supporting this increase for Hamden. Every communication is counted and every communication matters! 

Contact Information for our Representatives and Senators


Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT  06106-1591 

(Capitol) 1-800-842-1420
Email: looney@senatedems.ct.gov
10 LaRovera Terrace
Ansonia, CT  06401

(Capitol) 1-800-842-1421
Email: George.Logan@cga.ct.gov
Representative JOSHUA ELLIOTT (D)    
59 McArthur Drive
Hamden, CT  06518 

(Capitol) 1-800-842-8267
Email: Josh.Elliott@cga.ct.gov
Representative MICHAEL C. D'AGOSTINO (D)
575 Ridge Rd.
Hamden, CT  06517

(Capitol) 1-800-842-8267 
Email: michael.dagostino@bingham.com 
Representative ROBYN A. PORTER (D)
99 Division Street 
New Haven, CT 06511

(Capitol) 1-800-842-8267 
 Email: Robyn.Porter@cga.ct.gov

Thank you for your help!

Hamden Public Schools
60 Putnam Avenue
Hamden, CT  06517


District Calendar

    • 05-28 No School Memorial Day

It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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