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.

Paraeducator Information and Resources

What's Next

About the Para Pro Assessment

The ParaPro Assessment is a test for paraprofessionals adopted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) that can be used by states and school districts to comply with the NCLB.
The Intenet Based Assessment is available by appointment only at the following locations:

For more information regarding the Internet-Based ParaPro Assessment, including study materials, please visit:

City Organization Contact Information
Hartford Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) Elizabeth Kaflik
CREC ParaPro Assessment test dates
Litchfield EdAdvance Linda Coscia
Participants can call Foothills Adult Education at 1(800)300-4781, ext. 126 to schedule their exam date, or visit the website. EdAdvance tries its best to accommodate scheduling needs.
Old Lyme LEARN, a Regional Educational Service Center Yvonne Tobey
(860)434-4800, ext. 167
Online registration is also available by typing ParaPro Assessment in the Search box.
Sterling Sterling School District Beverly Boyd
Woodstock Woodstock Academy Dr. Michael Harten, Academic Dean
(860)928-6575, ext. 1107

Professional Development

The following providers offer paraeducator professional development. Please see their corresponding sites for additional information.