We at CABE recognize that superintendents and board members are in uncharted territory in dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We recognize that you have had to and continue to make decisions that are not easy, but are in the best interest of your communities and that of the greater community.

As of 4:00 pm on Monday, March 16, CABE Staff will be working remotely indefinitely. We will, however, continue to work to meet the needs of our members.

The best way to communicate with staff is via email. Staff email addresses follow the following format:

For example:

In the event you need to speak with someone immediately, please contact Robert Rader, Executive Director at 860-712-4749.

We will keep you all in our thoughts as you work to keep those in your care safe.

FAQs for Board Members and Superintendents

CABE/Board Chair Check-In and Update Meetings

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting districts in the state of Connecticut, CABE has decided to hold weekly meetings with all Board Chairs. The first meeting of the Board Chairs and CABE along with Fran Rabinowitz, Executive Director, CAPSS was held on Friday, March 20, 2020.

You can view the meetings here.

Alliance Districts Resources

In an effort to facilitate conversations among Alliance District Board members and Superintendents, CABE held a virtual meeting on April 7, 2020.

We were joined by Nate Quesnel (East Hartford) and Paul Freeman (Guilford), co-chairs of the new Distance Learning Task Force, created when The Partnership for Connecticut announced that it would donate 60,000 laptops to Alliance Districts.  

View meeting: Discussion of Distribution of Technology in Alliance Districts 

Superintendents' Administrative Professionals Resources

The first virtual meeting for Superintendents' Administrative Professionals was held on April 8, 2020. 


Patrice McCarthy, Deputy Director and General Counsel, CABE
Nick Caruso, Sr. Staff Associate for Field Services and Coordinator of Technology, CABE
Rebecca Adams Rieder, Sr. Staff Attorney, CABE

Topics Discussed: 

    • Executive Orders and Commissioner's Guidance 
    • Zoom Security and Virtual Board Meetings
    • Remote Meetings and Public Participation
    • FOI Requirements During Pandemic
    • FFCRA (Family First Corona Response Act)

View meeting here

Additional Resources 


CT State Department of Education

CT State Department of Education (including links to CDC and CT Department of Health) can be found at

Virtual Meeting with Commissioner Cardona and Members of the State Department of Education - April 9, 2020

Update from Commissioner Miguel Cardona - May 14, 2020

CABE Affiliate Resources

CABE Affiliate Resources - Available to assist you during the Coronavirus (COVID19) Crisis.

CABE Webinar Library

Leading with Emotional Intelligence in Uncertain Times - April 2, 2020


Dr. Marc A. Brackett, Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Yale Child Study Center
Scott R. Levy, Executive Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Presentation Slides
COVID-19 Resources for School Communities

Should you wish to participate in professional development during this time, please view our webinar library at There is no cost to access these webinars.

Media Resources

This is a Google Document that is updated regularly. 

Media Resources 

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