The Connecticut (CT) State Department of Education is responsible for the administrative issues which arise in regard to the public school system of the State, including the direction of funding and ensuring continued compliance with set levels for school and student performance.
The CT Department of Education is responsible for the oversight of individual school districts and for enforcing their adherence to the standards set for the State as a whole. In this regard, the CT State Department of Education's area of purview extends to 166 individual school districts. In addition to this, another major administrative section of the CT Department of Education is composed of the Connecticut Technical High School System.
People interested in directing queries or concerns which have arisen over the performance or other aspects of the Connecticut public school system can visit the offices of the CT Department of Education, based in Hartford, in the State Office Building, which is located at 165 Capitol Avenue. The State Education Commissioner was, as of 2010, Mark McQuillan.
Among other matters, the CT State Department of Education has been tasked with ensuring that the State educational system fulfills the stated mission of adhering to the Federal legislation of the No Child Left Behind act. In addition, the CT Department of Education carries out activities such as “Education Data and Research,” which enables the Department to learn about the level of academic performance being manifested by students currently involved in the CT State Department of Education system. Contact a Connecticut lawyer for legal advice and assistance.