BOE Regular Meeting
November 25th, 2014

Thanksgiving Recess - Early Dismissal
November 26th, 2014

Policy Committee Meeting
November 26th, 2014

Thanksgiving Recess - No School
November 27th, 2014

Thanksgiving Recess - No School
November 27th, 2014

ELP Open House for the 2015-16 School Year
December 8th, 2014


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.  School Messenger will be used for email/text notifications in place of Ed Alert.

Please click here for more information

Please click here for 2014-2015 Important Alert


postheadericon ELP Open House for the 2015-16 School Year

Monday, December 8th at Tokeneke School

(Snow Date: Thursday, December 11th)

7:00pm  to 8:00pm

Please join use to learn more about the program from the staff at ELP.

The online application is now open for the 2015-2016 School Year!

For children who will be turning 3 and 4 years old during the 2015-2016 School year.

Click the link to complete the application.



We are pleased to announce that the new Darien Public Schools’ Special Education Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) has been posted on the Darien Public Schools website and is available for immediate use.  In addition, hard copies of the manual will be available in each school.


The Special Education Standard Operating Procedures Manual provides general guidance and explanations of procedural requirements for the provision of special education and related services to children eligible for such services.  In the near future, active hyperlinks will be added to the web version, allowing readers to link to the websites cited in the Resources Section of each chapter in the manual.


Two companion documents, the Parent Guide to Special Education and the Manual on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are undergoing final review and are expected to be available on line and in hard copy prior to the end of October.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:01)




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


postheadericon 2015-16 School Calendar Proposals


At its meeting on March 25, 2014, the Board of Education discussed the 2015-16 School Calendar Proposals  click here.    We welcome the opportunity for feedback on the proposals.



Last Updated (Monday, 21 April 2014 07:27)


postheadericon Guidelines for Practice: Extended School Year Services


Please click here to read the full document.



Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 March 2014 20:55)