The NCEP application provides the latest net current expenditures (NCE), average daily membership (ADM), net current expenditures per pupil (NCEP) and the Special Education Excess Cost grant basic contributions.
Net current expenditures (NCE) are calculated as defined in Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) Section 10-261(a)(3). NCE includes all current public elementary and secondary expenditures from all sources, excluding reimbursable regular education transportation, tuition revenue, capital expenditures for land, buildings and equipment, and debt service. The information for determining NCE is provided from the Education Financial System (EFS).
Pursuant to C.G.S. Section 10-261(a)(2), average daily membership (ADM) is calculated from the October 2021 Public School Information System (PSIS) and the 2021-22 Education Financial System (EFS). ADM represents resident students educated in and out of district, adjusted for school sessions in excess of the 180-day/900-hour minimum, tuition-free summer school and participation in Open Choice. Prekindergarten students are counted on a full-time equivalency basis.
Net current expenditures per pupil (NCEP) represents NCE divided by ADM.
Basic Contributions 2023-24
The Excess Cost-Student Based grant provides state support for special education placements and selected regular education placements. The initial threshold for which a student is eligible for the Excess Cost grant is referred to as the "basic contributions". For placements initiated by a state agency, e.g., the Department of Children and Families, the basic contribution (or local share) is equal to the prior year's NCEP. For local placements or students educated within the district the basic contribution is equal to the prior year’s NCEP x 4.5. Certain state agency placements are subject to 100 percent state funding. The Excess Cost grant is computed twice during the year: February and May. For the February calculation, the prior year's NCE and ADM are still unaudited. This information is updated for the May calculation.