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Connecticut Association of Boards of Education

Welcome to the CABE Website!

Patrice McCarthy Headshot 2022

Patrice McCarthy
Executive Director
and General Counsel

CABE's services, programs, and other activities are designed to help school boards and their individual members provide exemplary leadership in their school districts. 

Our website is one tool we use to help our members become even more effective in carrying out their critical responsibilities.

Our association has been serving boards since 1906.  We remain committed to our mission - to assist boards of education in providing high quality public education for all Connecticut children through effective leadership. 

Today, CABE represents over half of all elected officials in the State.  This constitutes approximately 90% of boards of education.

We assist our members with services including:

  • Advocacy
  • Board development
  • Legal advice
  • Policy
  • Publications
  • Labor relations
  • Personnel searches 
  • Insurance

We welcome members of the public and media to our website and hope that they, too, will learn more about the crucial roles and responsibilities of school boards and their members in public education.

Should you have questions, comments or suggestions as to how to improve this website, please feel free to email me.