As school financing members submit laundry list of recommendations, Malloy asks for ‘bold’ recommendations

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wrote Thursday that he is looking for “bold” changes to the way the state’s schools are funded, and members of the panel he has tasked with that responsibility have begun to compile a laundry list of changes some of them would like to see.

The proposals range from no longer counting prison or college students in population counts when dispersing state money, funding traditional public and charter schools equally, incentivizing districts with grants to make reforms and better track where districts are spending their money.

Within the next six weeks, the panel will decide which of these recommendations to formally make to Malloy, which he plans to consider pushing for during the upcoming legislative session.