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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.

Purpose of the Board of Education 

In accordance with the General Statutes and Town Charter, the West Hartford Board of Education is the duly constituted authority of the Town of West Hartford in all matters relating to the organization and operations of the schools.


The Board of Education shall act as a policy-making and appraisal body, delegating all administrative functions to the Superintendent of Schools and her/his staff.  The Board of Education shall have the following responsibilities: 

  • Identify and interpret the needs and values of the community for the Superintendent.
  • Adopt an annual budget.
  • Select, review, compensate and if necessary, dismiss the Superintendent.
  • Establish broad board policy.
  • Engage in periodic long-term district-wide planning.
  • Affirm or amend district mission framework regularly.
  • Affirm or amend district goals and related indicators regularly.
  • Review the programs and performance of the schools.
  • Recommend capital improvements to the Town Council.
  • Educate and engage the community in the life of the schools.
  • Other actions as required by law or regulation.
  • Advocate with legislators, Town Council, and other policymakers on behalf of the West Hartford Public Schools.

Legal Reference:   Connecticut General Statutes:
                                        1-200    Definitions (“Public Agency”)
                                        10-186  Duties of local and regional boards of education . . .                                    10-220  Duties of boards of education
                                        10-221  Boards of education to prescribe rules, policies and
                                        10-240  Control of schools
                                        10-241  Powers of school districtsBylaws 8100, 8110, & 8370: 

Adopted October 1987
Combined and Revised to create new Bylaw 8100:  June 3, 2014

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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