NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
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.

Five-Year Comprehensive Plan, 2016-21


Comprehensive Five-Year Plan, 2016-21

In summer 2015, the State Board of Education and the Commissioner of Education recommitted to their ongoing efforts to pursue both excellence and equity for all Connecticut’s students. A team of professionals representing all six of Connecticut’s regional educational service centers was convened and asked to design a plan for the Department of Education and the State Board of Education’s practice over the next five years that would achieve this goal. The vision for this plan was that when completed, it would represent the Board’s commitment to Connecticut’s citizens and communities to support local public school districts’ efforts to provide a great education in an outstanding school for every child in our state. It would compel all of us to act together to ensure that every student—regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, family wealth, zip code, or disability status—is prepared to succeed in lifelong learning and work beyond school.

As a planning process, Ensuring Equity and Excellence for All Connecticut Students, was designed to engage a wide range of stakeholders, including the public and the State Board of Education’s Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, in an exploration of these issues to gain insight and perspective regarding their aspirations, challenges, and concerns pertaining to education in Connecticut. The feedback received during this process helped inform and provide direction in the development of this five-year comprehensive plan.

Five-year Comprehensive Plan for Education
DRAFT Strategic Planning Support Material Report