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 are shortage areas?

The CT State Department of Education (CSDE) identifies 10 certification shortage areas each year based on the vacancies reported by public school districts.

What shortage areas have been identified for the 2019-20 School year?

The following certification endorsements are identified as shortage areas for the 2019-20 academic year:

  • Bilingual Education, PK-12
  • Comprehensive Special Education, K-12
  • Mathematics, 7-12
  • Occupational Subject, Vocational Technical High School
  • School Library and Media Specialist
  • Science, 7-12
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Technology Education, PK-12
  • TESOL, PK-12
  • World Languages, 7-12