Greetings! The Connecticut State Board of Education has undertaken a months-long process of developing it's 2023-2028 Five-Year Plan. After several months of meetings and retreats, engagement with thousands of stakeholders through surveys and focus groups, input by Connecticut State Department of Education staff and leadership, the latest draft, which includes goals, action items and outcomes, has been developed. Please use the link below to access the latest draft of the plan. We welcome your review and comments using the fillable form . Draft Comprehensive Plan 2023-2028

Paraeducator Information and Resources

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Special Education Updates

Paraeducators have evolved into becoming an essential part of the special education team in providing individualized services and play an increasingly prominent role in the instruction of individuals with exceptional learning needs at all ages. Additionally, special education paraeducators perform a wide variety of roles and responsibilities that support the instructional guidance of special education and regular education teachers, and the school community as a whole.  A growing number of special education resources are available to assist paraeducators with the expansion and complexity of their roles and responsibilities.

School Paraprofessional Advisory Council Annual Reports

Program Review and Investigations Committee Findings and Recommendations: 2014

In 2014, the Program Review and Investigations Committee authorized a study focused on instructional paraprofessional staffing policies and practices in Connecticut K-12 public schools. In particular, the study described the range of responsibilities paraprofessionals are hired to perform and examined how the number and use of paraprofessionals has changed recently. More information, including the Staff Update Report and Final Findings and Recommendations.

Program Review and Investigations Committee Findings and Recommendations: 2006

The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee authorized a study of school paraprofessionals in April 2006.  The study focused on whether Connecticut should establish minimum standards for public school paraprofessionals who perform instructional tasks for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) and whether different categories should be established for different duties.