NOTICE: 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.

Connecticut Core Standards

CT English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards

Connecticut State Board of Education has adopted new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards. The ELP Standards were designed by a consortium of states and WestEd. They were developed to help English Learners (ELs) to become college and career ready.

Beyond understanding common English usage, ELs need to understand the language used for grade-level instruction in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and other content areas. The standards highlight and amplify the critical language, knowledge about language, and skills for using language that are necessary for ELs to be successful in school.

Endorsed in December 2014 by a statewide committee of Connecticut teachers and administrators, the standards are simple and clear and aim high, so that teachers can focus on what’s most important.

The Connecticut State Board of Education committees (Standards & Assessment and Legislative Policy & Accountability) were introduced to the standards this year. The State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards on October 7, 2015. To learn more, go to http://www.elpa21.org/ or English Learners on the SDE website.