The Board of Education serves as the agent of the State of Connecticut, assigned by law to provide the educational services for the students in Regional School District 13. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive program for students in Durham and Middlefield. As such, the Board represents the community in:
adopting policies for the operation of the school district
developing sound financial plans consistent with the school needs and community resources
establishing a Strategic Plan to ensure continuous academic improvement
adopting a sound curriculum for all educational programs.
The Board of Education consists of ten members who are elected by voters of Durham and Middlefield in town meetings. Each member serves a three-year term. Board of Education officers are elected annually at the first meeting in July.
The Board formulates policy, establishes goals and provides overall direction for the school system. The Board hires a Superintendent of Schools and staff to execute its policies and to implement annual goals based on its five-year strategic plan.
The public is welcome to attend Board meetings. Unless otherwise designated, these meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are held in the Library at Coginchaug Regional High School.