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.

Personal Finance

Overview

Financial literacy refers to the basic skills people need to manage money and make financial decisions. People are said to be financially literate when they understand money, income and taxes, budgeting, banking, saving, investing, credit, insurance, retirement planning, and managing money for economic self-sufficiency and to build wealth. The average student who graduates from high school lacks basic skills in the management of personal finance affairs. Many are unable to balance a checkbook and most lack the insight into the basic survival principles involved with earning, spending, saving, and investing. Several young people fail in the management of their first consumer credit experience, establish bad financial management habits, and stumble through lives learning by trial and error.

Due to these facts, the Connecticut State Department of Education has endorsed personal finance education and through these efforts most of our high schools offer at least one half year personal finance course. To assist educators, a personal finance model curriculum has been developed by administrators and teachers from across the state. Use the links above to access each unit as well as resources and middle school curriculum.

We welcome teachers to submit lesson plans to be added to this curriculum. Please use the same template as the model lesson plans and submit your lesson to: Suzanne Loud, Associate Education Consultant. Suzanne.loud@ct.gov.