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.

Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Advisory Council

Overview

Public Act No. 17-67, Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) There is established a Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety and Media Literacy Advisory Council within the Department of Education. The council shall consist of teachers, librarians, representatives from parent-teacher organizations and persons with expertise in digital citizenship, Internet safety and media literacy, as appointed by the Commissioner of Education. The council shall provide recommendations to the State Board of Education regarding (1) best practices relating to instruction in digital citizenship, Internet safety and media literacy, and (2) methods of instructing students to safely, ethically, responsibly and effectively use media and technology resources. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2-15 of the general statutes, no member of the council shall receive mileage reimbursement or a transportation allowance for traveling to a meeting of the council.

Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Guidelines and Recommended Actions

Every day students are vulnerable to dangers such as cyber-bullying, identity theft, and phishing. On January 8, 2020, the Connecticut State Board of Education (Board) adopted the Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Guidelines and Recommended Actions to assist stakeholders with instructional practices and methods regarding digital citizenship, Internet safety, and media literacy. This document was created by the CSDE Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Advisory Council (Council) consisting of teachers, library media specialists, representatives from parent-teacher organizations, and individuals with expertise in digital citizenship, Internet safety, and media literacy. 

 

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