Overlapping Budgets

It’s budget season in Hartford, and both the Schools and the City have released their proposed budgets.

Dr. Schiavino-Narvaez, Superintendent of the Hartford Public Schools, released her proposed budget on April 7, 2015 showing $429 million in revenue.

Pedro Segarra, Mayor of the City of Hartford, released his proposed budget on April 20, 2015 showing $534 million in revenue.

Although the two proposed budgets are separate, they overlap. The chart below shows the revenue sources that are included in each proposal.

2015-04-20 Overlapping Budgets

The total combined revenue is $679 million once the double counting is eliminated. $429 million is to be spent on the school system, while $250 million is to be spent on non-education programs.

Also of note is that over 76% of the proposed funding for the school system comes from State and Federal grants.