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

BOE Regular Meeting
December 9th, 2014

Holiday Recess - Early Dismissal
December 23rd, 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 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)




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 by Sue Gamm, Esq.  An Executive Summary (revised December 16, 2013) was also received.

We thank Attorney Gamm for her extensive report and have started the review process.  Please find links to the report(s) Full Report, Revised Executive Summary.

We look forward to discussing these findings at our next Board meeting on January 14th, in the context of our preliminary action plan.  The preliminary action plan presented on December 10th took into account the 70 page executive summary and the recommendations from the two state reports.  We are now taking the time to read the 161 page full report to make sure that any additional information provided by Attorney Gamm will be fully considered as the action plan takes shape.  The Administration will be reporting to the Board on a monthly basis.


Elizabeth A. Hagerty-Ross, Chairman

Darien Board of Education

Last Updated (Wednesday, 18 December 2013 13:28)




On Monday, November 4, 2013 at a special Darien Board of Education meeting, Attorney Sue Gamm  shared her findings on the Special Education investigation.   The video of the meeting is available for viewing here.  Please click here for the Executive Summary and click here for Attorney Gamm’s Power Point Presentation. The complete report will be delivered to the Darien Board of Education within a few weeks.   The Board will promptly share the full report with the school community.  Thank you.





As you may know, the school district is undertaking a number of changes and initiatives in special education to comply with the decision(s) of the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE).  One of these initiatives is offering IEP Facilitation to our school community.  According to the CSDE, “IEP Facilitation is a student focused process in which a trained, neutral facilitator assists the IEP team in working collaboratively to reach consensus and develop an IEP that meets the needs of the student.”  The purpose of IEP Facilitation, according to the CSDE, is to assist parents and schools in providing “a process that results in an appropriate IEP by assisting the team to stay focused on the student’s individualized needs and to communicate effectively.”   IEP Facilitation is a purely voluntary process for parents; the school district will honor and process each request for IEP Facilitation.  We encourage the school community to learn more about IEP Facilitation at the school district’s website ( where the following information is available:

  • IEP Facilitation
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding IEP Facilitation
  • List of IEP Facilitators
  • Form to Request IEP Facilitation
  • IEP Facilitation Agreement

    Last Updated (Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:58)