NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

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.

Turnaround Office

Vision: Our vision is that underperforming districts and schools achieve equity and excellence for all students.

Mission: The Turnaround Office believes that if you provide support and technical assistance aligned to the CSDE Turnaround Framework, then districts and schools will create systems to improve student outcomes.

Turnaround Office wheel graphic showing four areas of focus: operations, talent, culture and climate, and academics


Talent: Systems and strategies to recruit, hire, develop, evaluate, and retain excellent school leaders, teachers, and support staff.
Academics: Rigorous, aligned, and engaging academic program that allows all students to achieve at high levels, including aligned curricula, instruction, and assessments.
Culture and Climate: Positive learning environment that supports high-quality teaching and learning, and engages families and the community as partners in the educational process. 
Operations: Systems and processes that promote organizational efficiency and effectiveness, including through the use of time and financial resources.


Desi Nesmith
Chief Turnaround Officer
Telephone: 860-713-6760