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.

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) Task Force

Overview

On February 1, 2017, the Connecticut State Board of Education (Board) established the Connecticut State Board of Education Task Force on the Implementation of IEEs, Observation and Related Matters (task force). The task force was established to review issues raised by a “Request for Amendment of Regulation” (Petition) filed pursuant to Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (Connecticut Regulations) Section 10-76d-9. The Petition sought to have the Board amend Section 10-76d-9 of the Connecticut Regulations to: (a) establish requirements concerning IEEs requested by parents from boards of education in connection with the development of individualized education programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, and (b) establish guidelines for the observation of students in school by parents and consultants.

The task force is composed of stakeholders representing various constituencies affected by the subject matter of the Petition and other appropriate parties as determined by the Commissioner of Education. The task force is charged with providing a report containing its findings and recommendations to the Board within 180 days.