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.

Planning for Mastery-Based Learning


Mastery-based learning is a complex approach to learning.  Implementing mastery-based learning in a school or school district will have an impact on most of the education systems from hiring, professional learning, instruction, assessment among others.  There isn’t any one right or better model at this point, so the best we can do is lay out the options for educators to make informed choice.  While there are no prescriptions or a single model, there are areas to be addressed for an effective implementation.  This section of the website is devoted to outlining the areas to include in any plan for mastery-based learning.  The flow chart below was developed by the Great Schools Partnership to help schools and school districts plan for implementation. Download chart.


Planning for MBL



CCSO Webinar:  Mastery-Based Education, A National Perspective