Guidelines for Reporting
Section 12 of Public Act 13-122, An Act Concerning Minor Revisions to the Education Statutes, required the CSDE to study alternative school programs and report to the Connecticut General Assembly by February 1, 2014. The study determined that the CSDE only possesses a partial account of alternative school programs offered by districts. Therefore, after consultation with internal and external stakeholders and the State Board of Education (SBE), the CSDE has implemented the following policy:
- All programs under the purview of a district must request a unique organization code through the Directory Manager application. This includes off-site locations, multisite programs, and programs that run after school hours.
- Ensure all programs have staff assignments reported in the Educator Data System (formerly ED163).
- Students need to be reported in these programs through CSDE data collections. Students attending the public school during the regular school day and a separate program after school hours must have both education locations reported in PSIS using Facility Codes 1 and 2.