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.

What is School Choice?

Overview

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Connecticut public school choice programs

The term “school choice” means parents have an additional opportunity to choose the schools their child will attend for an elementary and secondary education. Traditionally children are assigned to a public school according to where they live and a child’s school is assigned by the district. Based on both state and federal laws, Connecticut public school choice programs are an opportunity to raise student achievement and to “reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation” as described in the 1997 Enhancing Education Choices and Opportunities Act known as Public Act 97-29.

Connecticut School Choice Laws & Regulations
Explore Connecticut public school choice options

Eligibility requirements vary by program, locations and town of residency status.