Learner Engagement and Attendance Program - LEAP

Overview

Governor Ned Lamont and his administration launched LEAP for K-12 students struggling with absenteeism and disengagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. $10.7 million of Connecticut’s federal COVID-19 recovery funds the initiative.  

The Learner Engagement and Attendance Program (LEAP), targets 15 school districts across Connecticut. Through the program, support personnel connect directly with families and students to establish trusting relationships, help return them to a more regular form of school attendance, and assist with placement in summer, after school, and learning programs.

Home visits also help connect students and families to critical student needs, including behavioral and mental health issues, housing, childcare, lack of technology, and other educational needs.

The 15 participating school districts include:

Bridgeport
The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Danbury
East Hartford
Hartford
Manchester
Meriden
New Britain
New Haven
New London
Norwich Stamford
Torrington
Waterbury
Windham

For additional resources on attendance and engagement, visit the CSDE Chronic Absence webpage.