Expanded use of ASPEN for

Student Contact & Medical Emergency Information

Sharing Directory Info & Email/Text Notifications

Darien is now using ASPEN, a secure Web-based information management system to collect contact and medical emergency information and for parents to request non-disclosure of directory information for students. 

Instructions for opting in for text messaging for School Messenger

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Please click here for 2014-2015 Important Alert


postheadericon Board of Education Policy Review and Revision 2014-15

The Darien Board of Education - as one of its goals for the 2014-15 school year - has undertaken a major review of its policies and administrative regulations.  Please click on the link below for further information regarding recently-approved policies and administrative regulations and the Board's policy review process.


Board of Education Policy Review and Revision 2014-15


Related to the Board's policy work, the Student Activities Accounting Manual was revised and approved by the Board of Education on January 13, 2015. 


Last Updated (Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:44)


postheadericon District Testing Administration Plan - CMT/CAPT & SBAC

The following information is being provided in preparation for the administration of the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT), Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT), and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests. The administration will involve some or all students in grades 3-8, 10, and 11.  Please click here to read more.



postheadericon Parent Info Sessions - "Countdown to Kindergarten!"

Darien Public Schools will be hosting “Countdown to Kindergarten!” Parent Information Sessions

Session 2: Preschool to Kindergarten- for students with disabilities
Designed for parents of children eligible for Kindergarten with disabilities.  March 5th 12:00 –1:00


All sessions will be held at the Darien Public Schools Board of Education Offices @ 35 Leroy Avenue


Please click here to view the attached brochure for more details.


Last Updated (Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:58)


postheadericon New Special Education Procedures Manuals

The Darien Public Schools is pleased to announce the issuing of three new searchable manuals: the Special Education Standard Operating Procedures Manual, the Parent Guide to Special Education, and the Section 504 Standard Operating Procedures Manual.  All three manuals are posted on the District’s website and are being distributed in print version in the schools and at the Darien Library.  A link for anonymous feedback to assist administrators in improving the readability, clarity, and usefulness of the documents in future revisions can be found here.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:52)




On December 16, 2013, the Darien Board of Education received the final version of the special education report, “Procedures and Practices Relevant to the Administration and Operation of Instruction, Services and Support for Students with Disabilities in the Darien Public Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year,”  prepared at the Board’s request  by Sue Gamm, Esq.  A revised Executive Summary (dated December 16, 2013) was also received.


You will find a copy of both reports by using the links to these report(s) Full Report, Revised Executive Summary.


Elizabeth A. Hagerty-Ross, Chairman

Darien Board of Education