Connecticut General Assembly Office of Program Review and Investigations


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Legislative PRI Committee

Hartford Region Public School Choice Programs

The study described the current rules, governance structures, enrollment, and funding for public school choice programs in the Hartford region, with an emphasis on interdistrict magnet schools. Public school choice programs, which also include charter schools and “Open Choice” placements, were compared and contrasted with other public schools. The study also discussed the role of the 1996 Sheff v. O’Neill decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court, and subsequent agreements, on the establishment, operation, and enrollment trends of public school choice programs in the area.


The PRI committee directed its staff to draft a study scope for the topic at its July 9, 2015, meeting and approved the draft study scope on September 30, 2015. The report was presented and accepted by the PRI committee on April 13, 2016.


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