The purpose of the Commissioner's Roundtable for Family and Community Engagement in Education (Commissioner's Roundtable) is to advise the Commissioner of Education regarding policy and programmatic priorities to improve outcomes for all students and advance the State Board of Education's comprehensive plan for equity and excellence in Connecticut schools.
The Commissioner's Roundtable:
- advises the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) on issues and policies related to family and community engagement in education;
- brings an authentic parent and community voice to CSDE products and initiatives;
- reviews and makes recommendations on the Connecticut State Board of Education's Five-year (2016-21) Comprehensive Plan regarding school-family-community partnership initiatives; and
- reviews and recommends effective practices to increase school and district capacity to develop successful partnerships and families' capacity to support their children's education and determine the feasibility of carrying out those practices in Connecticut.