SDE: Bureau of Choice Programs

Bureau of Choice Programs

Bureau Mission

Choice programs provide an opportunity for all Connecticut students and their families to make public school choices among a range of high-quality educational programs and settings. Public school choice programs maximize the opportunity for each student to achieve his or her highest potential by offering challenging, relevant and rigorous curriculum and instruction. In addition, these programs provide a creative and flexible environment that values each student’s unique abilities, talents, interests and learning styles. Increasing student achievement and reducing racial, ethnic and economic isolation are major goals of these programs. We are committed to closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every student has the opportunity to succeed.

Read the State Board of Education Position Statement on Public School Choice

Bureau Chief

Mark O. Linabury
Telephone:     860-713-6556
Fax:              860-713-7021

Eileen Alvarado - Office Supervisor
Telephone:     860-713-6571
Fax:              860-713-7021


CHOOSE SUCCESS! A Guide to Public School Choice for Students and Their Families 

Felicia Canty
Telephone:     860-713-6573
Fax:              860-713-7021

Open Choice
Interdistict Cooperative Grants

Janet Foster
Telephone:     860-713-6561
Fax:              860-713-7021

Planning, Support and Assessment Coordinator

Kenneth Imperato
Telephone:     860-713-6532
Fax:              860-713-7021

Charter Schools

Robert Kelly
Telephone:    860-713-6574
Fax:             860-713-7021


Interdistrict Magnet Schools


Regina Hopkins
Telephone:    860-713-6549
Fax:             860-713-7021

If you require further information, please contact:

Bureau of Choice Programs
Connecticut State Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: 860-713-6565
Fax:           860-713-7021

For technical questions, contact the Web Content Coordinator:  Felicia Canty

“The State of Connecticut Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.  Inquiries regarding the Department of Education's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Affirmative Action Administrator, State of Connecticut Department of Education, 25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, Connecticut  06457, 860-807-2071.”

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