NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
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.

Mastery Examination Committee


Meeting minutes and agendas

Public Act No. 15-238, An Act Concerning Students Assessments, established the Mastery Examination Committee within the Department of Education. The law requires the committee to examine the impact, administration, appropriateness, and other aspects of the statewide mastery exam in Connecticut.

The committee submitted an interim report on its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly's Education Committee by February 15, 2016. The final report was filed January 10, 2017: 

Read the full Mastery Examination Committee governing statute.