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.

Commissioner's Roundtable for Family and Community Engagement in Education


The purpose of the Commissioner's Roundtable for Family and Community Engagement in Education (Commissioner's Roundtable) is to advise the Commissioner of Education regarding policy and programmatic priorities to improve outcomes for all students and advance the State Board of Education's comprehensive plan for equity and excellence in Connecticut schools.

The Commissioner's Roundtable:

  • advises the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) on issues and policies related to family and community engagement in education;
  • brings an authentic parent and community voice to CSDE products and initiatives;
  • reviews and makes recommendations on the Connecticut State Board of Education's Five-year (2016-21) Comprehensive Plan regarding school-family-community partnership initiatives; and
  • reviews and recommends effective practices to increase school and district capacity to develop successful partnerships and families' capacity to support their children's education and determine the feasibility of carrying out those practices in Connecticut.
Connecticut's Definition and Framework for Family Engagement

Learn more about Connecticut's common definition and framework of family engagement in the new publication: