Superintendent's Digest


The superintendent's digest collects recent communications from the State Department of Education to leaders in local school districts. Items from the Commissioner, deputy commissioners, division directors, and others are posted here as they are sent.

Guidance for K-12 Schools

April 16, 2024

April 12, 2024

April 4, 2024


March 28, 2024

March 25, 2026

March 21, 2024

  • Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024
  • National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day is April 3, 2024
  • Important Reminder: Increasing Educator Diversity Plans were due on March 15, 2024. If you have not yet submitted an increasing educator diversity plan, please submit your plan on the IED plan template by April 15, 2024, using the Plan Submission Portal.

March 18, 2024

March 14, 2024

March 12, 2024

March 11, 2024

March 4, 2024


February 26, 2024

February 22, 2024

February 20, 2024

February 13, 2024

February 8, 2024


January 29, 2024

January 25, 2024

January 22, 2024

January 11, 2024

January 8, 2024


    December 21, 2023

    • Rigorous Coursework letters are scheduled to be sent around January 5, 2024. The list of students receiving these letters will be available in EdSight Secure by December 31, 2023.
    • CSDE Launches K-2 Science Model Curricula to complete K-8 Science Model Curricula, Quick Start Guide and FAQs.

    December 18, 2023

    December 15, 2023


      November 30, 2023

      November 27, 2023

      November 20, 2023

      November 16, 2023

      November 13, 2023

      November 9, 2023

      November 2, 2023


        October 26, 2023

        October 23, 2023

        October 19, 2023

        October 16, 2023

        October 12, 2023

        October 11, 2023

        October 5, 2023

        October 2, 2023


          September 28, 2023

          September 25, 2023

          September 21, 2023

          September 18, 2023

          September 14, 2023

          September 12, 2023

          September 7, 2023

          September 5, 2023


          August 31, 2023

          August 28, 2023

          August 24, 2023

          August 21, 2023

          August 18, 2023

          August 15, 2023

          August 14, 2023

          August 10, 2023

          August 7, 2023

          August 3, 2023


          July 31, 2023

            July 24, 2023

            July 20, 2023

            July 17, 2023

            July 14, 2023

            July 10, 2023


            June 29, 2023

            June 27, 2023

            June 26, 2023

            June 20, 2023

            • For questions about CT-SEDS and the Medicaid reimbursement process for eligible students receiving Medicaid-reimbursable services within their IEPs and Section 504 Plans, please email Bryan Klimkiewicz

            June 15, 2023

            June 13, 2023

            • Questions and communications from school districts regarding current or future school construction project grants should be directed to the newly formed Office of Grants Administration at DAS.GrantsAdministration@ct.gov.

            June 9, 2023

            June 7, 2023

            • Visit Air Now for information about air quality and view the DEMHS website for official forecasts

            June 5, 2023

            June 1, 2023


            May 30, 2023

            May 26, 2023

            May 22, 2023

            May 18, 2023

            May 15, 2023

            May 11, 2023

            May 9, 2023

            May 1, 2023


            April 27, 2023

            April 20, 2023

            April 17, 2023

            April 14, 2023

            April 10, 2023

            April 6, 2023

            April 4, 2023


            March 23, 2023

            March 20, 2023

            March 17, 2023

            March 16, 2023

            March 14, 2023

            March 9, 2023

            March 2, 2023


            February 27, 2023

            February 17, 2023

            February 16, 2023

            February 14, 2023

            February 10, 2023

            February 3, 2023

            February 2, 2023


            January 26, 2023

            January 23, 2023

            January 19, 2023

            January 17, 2023

            January 9, 2023


            December 19, 2022

            December 15, 2022

            December 13, 2022

            December 9, 2022

            December 1, 2022


            November 21, 2022

            November 17, 2022

            November 14, 2022

            November 7, 2022

            November 2, 2022


            October 31, 2022

            October 27, 2022

            October 24, 2022

            October 18, 2022

            October 13, 2022

            October 4, 2022


            September 29, 2022

            September 26, 2022

            September 22, 2022

            September 19, 2022

            September 6, 2022


            August 25, 2022

            August 23, 2022

            August 18, 2022

            August 15, 2022

            August 11, 2022

            August 8, 2022

            August 4, 2022

            August 2, 2022


            July 21, 2022

            July 18, 2022

            July 14, 2022

            July 7, 2022


            June 28, 2022

            June 23, 2022

            June 20, 2022

            June 16, 2022

            • New Connecticut Statutory Requirements for Unpaid Meal Charges
            • Correction to June 2, 2022, memo: School Nutrition Program Grants and Flexibilities
              • Please note that the Healthy Food Certification (HFC) Participation and Funding section stated: “The CSDE will determine HFC funding amounts based on the number of NSLP, SSO and SFSP lunches (excluding community sites), served in school year 2020-21, subject to available appropriations.” The school year referenced for funding determinations should be 2018-19. School year 2020-21 lunches served was used only for sites that did not have 2018-19 lunch counts.
            • Connecticut Special Education Data System (CT-SEDS) Expert Trainer Stipend Payment Process & Launch Infographic

            June 15, 2022

            June 14, 2022

            June 9, 2022

            June 6, 2022

            June 2, 2022


            May 31, 2022

            • Save the Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - location to be determined

            May 26, 2022

            May 25, 2022

            May 24, 2022

            May 19, 2022

            May 16, 2022

            May 12, 2022

            May 9, 2022


            April 28, 2022

            April 25, 2022

            April 21, 2022

            April 18, 2022

            April 11, 2022

            April 7, 2022


            March 28, 2022

            March 24, 2022

            March 21, 2022

            March 18, 2022

            March 14, 2022

            March 10, 2022

            March 7, 2022

            March 3, 2022

            March 1, 2022


            February 25, 2022

            February 24, 2022

            February 22, 2022

            February 18, 2022

            February 17, 2022

            February 15, 2022

            February 14, 2022

            February 7, 2022


            January 31, 2022

            January 27, 2022

            January 25, 2022

            January 14, 2022

            Out of an abundance of caution, schools are encouraged to check if they have any recalled BYD brand N-95 masks. These masks were previously distributed to municipalities before October 14, 2021. These masks were not a part of the State’s December and January distributions to schools, municipalities, and other vulnerable communities. 

            January 11, 2022

            January 6, 2022


            December 31, 2021

            December 29, 2021

            December 22, 2021

            December 16, 2021

            December 9, 2021

            December 3, 2021

            December 2, 2021


            November 18, 2021

            November 15, 2021

            November 8, 2021

            November 4, 2021

            November 1, 2021


            October 28, 2021

            October 21, 2021

            October 18, 2021

            October 14, 2021

            October 12, 2021

            October 7, 2021

            October 1, 2021


            September 28, 2021

            September 24, 2021

            September 21, 2021

            September 20, 2021

            September 17, 2021

            September 16, 2021

            September 13, 2021

            September 9, 2021

            September 7, 2021

            September 2, 2021


            August 30, 2021

            August 26, 2021

            August 25, 2021

            August 23, 2021

            August 19, 2021

            August 17, 2021

            August 12, 2021

            August 9, 2021

            August 5, 2021

            August 2, 2021


            July 28, 2021

            July 26, 2021

            July 22, 2021

            July 19, 2021

            July 15, 2021

            July 12, 2021

            • Canceled: July 13 DPH/SDE COVID-19 Health and Safety Meeting

            July 9, 2021

            • Register - DPH/SDE COVID-19 Health and Safety Meeting Series, Tuesdays, July 13 - September 28, 2021

            July 8, 2021

            July 1, 2021


            June 24, 2021

            June 21, 2021

            June 17, 2021

            June 14, 2021

            June 10, 2021

            June 9, 2021

            June 8, 2021

            • Save the Date: Commissioner's Back-to-School Meeting - August 11, 2021, 9 a.m., A.I. Prince Technical HS, Hartford

            June 7, 2021

            June 3, 2021

            June 1, 2021


            May 27, 2021

            May 25, 2021

            May 24, 2021

            May 21, 2021

            May 17, 2021

            May 13, 2021

            May 11, 2021

            May 10, 2021


            April 29, 2021

            April 28, 2021

            April 27, 2021

            April 20, 2021

            April 15, 2021

            April 12, 2021

            April 9, 2021

            April 8, 2021

            April 5, 2021

            April 1, 2021


            March 30, 2021

            March 25, 2021

            March 18, 2021

            March 15, 2021

            March 11, 2021

            March 8, 2021

            March 4, 2021

            March 3, 2021

            March 1, 2021


            February 27, 2021

            February 25, 2021

            February 22, 2021

            February 18, 2021

            February 11, 2021

            February 8, 2021

            February 4, 2021

            February 1, 2021


            January 29, 2021

            January 28, 2021

            January 25, 2021

            January 21, 2021

            January 19, 2021

            January 17, 2021

            January 7, 2021

            January 4, 2021


            December 21, 2020

            December 17, 2020

            December 14, 2020

            December 10, 2020

            December 7, 2020

            December 3, 2020


            November 30, 2020

            November 23, 2020

            November 19, 2020

            November 16, 2020

            November 13, 2020

            November 9, 2020

            November 5, 2020

            November 3, 2020


            October 29, 2020

            October 27, 2020

            October 26, 2020

            October 22, 2020

            Priority Updates:

            Routine Updates:

            October 19, 2020

            October 15, 2020

            October 13, 2020

            October 8, 2020

            October 5, 2020

            October 1, 2020


            September 28, 2020

            September 25, 2020

            September 21, 2020

            September 17, 2020

            High-priority communications

            Routine communications

            September 16, 2020

            September 11, 2020

            September 10, 2020

            September 9, 2020

            September 4, 2020

            September 2, 2020

            September 1, 2020


            August 31, 2020

            Addendum to Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

            August 28, 2020

            August 27, 2020

            Addendums to Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

            August 26, 2020

            August 25, 2020

            August 24, 2020

            Addendum to Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

            August 21, 2020

            August 20, 2020

            August 18, 2020

            August 14, 2020

            Addendum to Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

            August 13, 2020

            August 12, 2020

            Addendum to Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

            August 11, 2020

            August 7, 2020

            Addendum to Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

            August 4, 2020

            August 3, 2020

            Addendum to Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together


            July 31, 2020

            July 30, 2020

            Addendum to Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

            July 29, 2020

            Addendums to Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

            July 24, 2020

            July 23, 2020

            July 22, 2020

            July 21, 2020

            July 17, 2020

            July 16, 2020

            July 13, 2020

            July 8, 2020

            July 1, 2020


            June 30, 2020

            June 29, 2020

            June 25, 2020

            June 19, 2020

            June 18, 2020

            June 15, 2020

            June 12, 2020

            June 10, 2020

            June 8, 2020

            June 5, 2020

            June 3, 2020

            June 2, 2020


            May 27, 2020

            May 22, 2020

            May 21, 2020

            May 15, 2020

            May 14, 2020

            May 13, 2020

            May 11, 2020

            May 6, 2020

            May 4, 2020

            May 1, 2020


            April 29, 2020

            April 27, 2020

            April 24, 2020

            April 23, 2020

            April 22, 2020

            April 21, 2020

            April 17, 2020

            April 15, 2020

            April 14, 2020

            April 13, 2020

            April 9, 2020

            April 8, 2020

            April 7, 2020

            April 6, 2020

            April 3, 2020

            April 1, 2020


            March 31, 2020

            March 30, 2020

            March 27, 2020

            March 26, 2020

            March 25, 2020

            March 24, 2020

            March 23, 2020

            March 19, 2020 

            March 17, 2020 

            March 16, 2020 

            March 13, 2020 

            March 11, 2020 

            March 10, 2020

            March 5, 2020


            February 6, 2020