Created in 1980 under Connecticut General Statute 10-66a, EASTCONN will proudly celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020 as one of Connecticut’s six, public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Centers. Forty years ago, EASTCONN was formed when two small, eastern Connecticut public service agencies merged in order to more effectively provide affordable education programs and services to the region’s smaller and often less affluent schools and communities. EASTCONN started out with a staff of 30, but quickly grew as it demonstrated its expertise across a range of programs and services, including K-12 professional learning, special education, adult education and early childhood. Today, EASTCONN employs more than 630 staff, who work in specialties like early childhood, K-12 student programs (magnet high schools, autism program, clinical day treatment schools, psychological behavioral consultation, assistive technology and related services), adult education, employment and training, professional learning, organizational support services, technology solutions, and student transportation, among others. Entrepreneurial by design, EASTCONN exists to provide high-quality, competitively priced educational and related services to its 36-member Boards of Education and the 33 towns and 36 school districts they serve in northeastern Connecticut. The agency is governed by a Board of Directors, who are members of locally elected Boards of Education. Agency funding comes from the fees EASTCONN charges for its programs, schools and services, supplemented by competitively awarded grants and contracts.
EASTCONN will initiate, support and facilitate partnerships, collaborations and regional solutions that are responsive to the needs of all learners through exemplary programs, products and services.
When the vision of EASTCONN is realized, schools and communities will collaborate effectively to provide opportunities for learners of all ages. All community members will have expanded life choices as a result of higher levels of learning and training.
EASTCONN employees will consistently anticipate and meet the changing needs of schools and communities. As lifelong learners ourselves, we will continually increase our skills, particularly those that contribute to greater teamwork and problem solving.
Open communication and the inclusion of diverse perspectives will drive decision-making, which will be based on the broadest available data. We will be valued for the originality of our leadership and the quality of our service.
#1 To provide exemplary programs and services for learners, especially those with significant barriers, so each can achieve individual success.
#2 To engage in strategic collaborations that result in positive outcomes for learners.
#3 To enhance the knowledge and skills of educators and the whole community, so they can effect change and facilitate positive outcomes for learners.
EASTCONN's Organizational Chart
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EASTCONN's Programs and Services
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EASTCONN's Northeastern Connecticut Region
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EASTCONN Member Towns & Regional Districts List
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
EASTCONN will provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination with respect to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by state or federal law.
Further, it is the policy of EASTCONN that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against under any program because of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by state or federal law. EASTCONN will neither knowingly use the services of, nor otherwise deal with, any business, contractor, subcontractor, or agency that engages in unlawful discrimination.