Statement Regarding Inclusive Enrollment: CTECS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. CTECS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by law in any employment practice or educational program or activity, including admissions and vocational opportunities. The persons designated to coordinate compliance with this policy are: Levy Gillespie, State Department of Education, 450 Columbus Ave, Hartford CT 06103, 860-807-2071 or Christine Spak, CTECS, 39 Woodland St, Hartford, CT 06105, 860-807-2212.
McKinney-Vento Act Protection for Homeless Students: Federal legislation (McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act ) requires schools to remove barriers to the enrollment and retention in school of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Such students have the right to remain at his or her school of origin or to attend any school that housed students who live in the attendance area in which the child or youth is actually living. Such students also have a right to several services including transportation and lunch. Each school has a person responsible for service to homeless students.