Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

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.

Adult Education Program Monitoring

Overview

Program Monitoring

Adult Education providers are expected to be in compliance with all State and Federal regulations. In order to effectively inform programs, the Adult Education Unit holds Policy Forums in September, January and May each year. The purpose is to inform Adult Education Directors and other key personnel on policy or procedural changes and provide updates regarding State and Federal regulations and requirements. Prior to each Forum, an Operations Memorandum (OpMemo) is sent to all Adult Education Directors detailing the information that will be presented. At the conclusion of each Policy Forum, a copy of the presentation and the OpMemos are posted on the web.

Program Quality and Compliance Review (PQCR)

The Adult Education Program Quality and Compliance Review (PQCR) is a comprehensive on-site monitoring process. The review is an opportunity to focus on program quality and improvement, as well as ensuring compliance with state and federal requirements. Selection for review involves a process that combines the analysis of adult education data via the Connecticut Adult Reporting System (CARS) and the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) focus on program quality and performance.

The criteria for selecting districts for review involves a process that combines the analysis of adult education data via the Connecticut Adult Reporting System (CARS) and the Department’s focus on program quality and performance. The selection process also accounts for the size of the program and the date of the last official site visit by the CSDE.

Program Enhancement Project (PEP) Self-Review/Monitoring Reports for Federal Grants

The Department requires all recipients of federal adult education grants, funded through the Workforce Innovation and Improvement Act (WIOA), Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, to complete Program Enhancement Project Mid-Year and End-of-Year Self-Monitoring Reports. In addition to ensuring compliance with federal legislation, the PEP Self-Review Monitoring Reports give recipients an opportunity to: reflect on successes of the project; highlight any challenges or obstacles and; identify specific actions being taken to attain project goals and objectives for the year. The Department's review of these reports may result in an on-site visit to the program. For additional information and current forms see Adult Education Federal Grants: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Adult-Ed/Federal/Federal-Legislation-and-Grants