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.

Cooperative Work Education and Diversified Occupation

Overview

CWE/DO is offered in Connecticut comprehensive high schools and combines classroom instruction and work-based learning. The related instruction may be offered in a traditional classroom setting, a blended learning environment, or online and is based on the Connecticut CWE Frameworks. The related instruction component prepares students for postsecondary education and/or employment using performance standards and competencies that focus on the acquisition of transferable skills such as communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. The Work-based learning component provides students with the opportunity to link these skills with requisite skills demanded in 21st century careers. CWE/DO students may be placed in paid employment across all Career Pathways after mandatory safety training and the establishment of a Universal Structured Work-based Learning Plan designed in partnership with student, workplace mentor, and teacher. Additionally, students may be placed in CWE throughout the other approved CTE Program Areas in Connecticut which are Agriculture Education, Business and Finance Technology Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Marketing Education, Medical Careers, and Technology Education.

Curriculum Instructions and Assessment Publications