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.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Overview

The Connecticut State Department of Education submitted its consolidated state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on April 3, 2017.
 
Approved State Plan (August 4, 2017) [7mb]
July 17, 2017 Connecticut Revised Consolidated State ESSA Plan [18mb]
Consolidated State ESSA Plan [pdf 10mb]
Connecticut State Plan Crosswalk 
 
New: Quick Facts
          Highlights on How the Plan Supports Early Learning
                                                                  
 
About ESSA
 
In December of 2015, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The title of the reauthorized legislation, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The passage of the ESSA provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve outcomes for all students.
 
ESSA requires that states develop plans that address standards, assessments, school and district accountability, and special help for struggling schools. The 2016-17 school year will be a transition period, with full implementation of Connecticut’s state plan under ESSA in the 2017-18 school year.