Families and Community

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  • Explore Your Choices

    Connecticut public school choice programs are an opportunity to raise student achievement and reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation. Explore your choices by finding a school or district program.

  • Family Resource Centers

    The Connecticut Family Resource Center concept promotes comprehensive, integrated, community-based systems of family support and child development services located in public school buildings.

  • Healthy School Communities for Successful Students Partnership (Health Education)

    Information on the Connecticut State Department of Education’s grant to increase the capacity of states and local school districts to implement policies and practices in the area of sexual health that improve students’ health and academic outcomes.

  • Homeless Education

    The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires all school districts to ensure access to public education for children and youth experiencing homelessness and ensure success in school once enrolled.

  • Matoneo y Acoso en Connecticut

    Guía para padres y tutores

  • Parents Guide to Bullying and Harassment in Connecticut

    Questions and answers about bullying in Connecticut schools

  • Preventing Teen Dating Violence, Promoting Healthy Relationships, and Domestic Violence Resources

    Legislation, resources, and guidance for schools on preventing teen dating violence and promoting healthy relationships.

  • Public School Choice In Connecticut 

    Information on the five different types of public school choices available statewide.

  • Reducing Chronic Absence in Connecticut's Schools

    School district administrators can use this framework to plan and implement preventions and interventions that will help reduce chronic absence in prekindergarten through Grade 12.

  • Safe and Supportive Environments (Health Education)

    Guidance and resources for creating safe and supportive learning environments in schools.

  • School Climate Transformation Grant

    The School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG) is a five-year federal award that has been established to assist state agencies in developing, enhancing and expanding their statewide systems of support for, and technical assistance to, local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools implementing an evidence-based, multi-tiered behavioral framework (MTBF), e.g., Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students.

  • School Governance Councils

    School Governance Councils provide an opportunity for Connecticut schools to engage with families and community members in the essential dialogue about student achievement and preparing all students for success.

  • School Nursing

    Guidance and resources for Connecticut’s school nurses.

  • School Safety and Security

    Resources to help schools develop plans for ensuring students' safety and security

  • School-Family-Community Partnerships

    When schools, families and the community work together, children benefit. School staff, families and community members each make important contributions to student development and success, and the best results come when all three work together as equal partners.