NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Town Wealth

Overview

Pursuant to Section 10-262f (26) of the Connecticut General Statutes, ECS Town Wealth is determined based on a town's property tax base and the income of its residents. The property tax base is measured per student and per person. It is used because it is the form of wealth taxed by Connecticut's towns. Income is measured on a per capita and a median household basis. Per Capita Income (PCI) and Median Household Income (MHI) are used because the income from which taxes are paid has an important affect on town taxing capacity. These factors are then averaged and combined as shown below. ENGL is the Equalized Net Grand List which represents the value of taxable real and personal property (net grand list) at 100 percent fair market value. ECS uses a three-year average of ENGL. The use of an average helps to stabilize town ealth, especially for those towns experiencing significant increases or decreases in a given year, particularly during a year of revaluation.

Refer to Related Resources for various data elements used in the AENGLC calculation and calculation formula.