Connecticut State Board of Education Article

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Education in the United States
Diploma icon.png Education portal
Flag of the United States.svg United States portal

The Connecticut State Board of Education is the governing body of the Connecticut State Department of Education, which oversees the public education in the state, distribute funds to the state's 166 school districts, and operates the Connecticut Technical High School System.

The State Board of Education consists of thirteen members, at least two of whom have experience in manufacturing or a trade offered at the Technical High School System, one with a background in vocational agriculture and two nonvoting Grade 12 student members. The Governor appoints, with the advice and consent of the General Assembly, the members to the Board. The eleven voting members are appointed to four-year terms, and the student members are appointed to one-year terms. The Commissioner of the Department of Higher Education serves as an ex officio, nonvoting member. The State Board of Education recommends to the Governor the appointment of the Commissioner of Education, who serves as the secretary to the Board for a term coterminous with that of the Governor.

Members (as of 2017)

Connecticut State Board of Education
Member Title
Diana Wentzell Commissioner of Education
Allan B. Taylor Chairman
Estela López Vice Chairwoman
Erin D. Benham Member
Erik M. Clemons
William P. Davenport
Donald F. Harris
Terry H. Jones
Maria I. Mojica
Malia K. Sieve
Joseph J. Vrabely
Stephen P. Wright
Mark E. Ojakian Ex Officio
Robert J. Trefry
Saomai Nguyen Student member
Jaweria Shah

External links