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.

Bureau of Certification

Coronavirus Guidance for Applicants: The State Department of Education, in accordance with Gov. Lamont's Executive Order, has temporarily directed staff to telework. As a result, the Bureau of Educator Standards & Certification Public Phone Lines will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, this shift in staffing will extend the processing time for some application reviews and will delay the printing of certificates. Please note the Bureau is working with PK-12 HR personnel and Educator Preparation Program (EPP) personnel to allow for the continued submission of required documentation and forms. Please direct all email inquires to teacher.cert@ct.gov. We appreciate your patience and professionalism as the Bureau works to meet the needs of Connecticut's educators.


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