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Board Of Education

Board Educate

The Board of Education is a group of seven elected citizens whose job it is to ensure the highest quality education for the children enrolled in our public schools. The Board oversees educational quality by establishing policies for the school administration to follow.

The Board of Education is responsible to both the State of Connecticut and the Town of Sprague. It must comply with state laws, regulations, and guidelines in its own operations and it must make sure the schools do the same. It is accountable to the community whose taxpayers are the primary sources of school funding and whose interests it represents.

The rewards of serving on the Board are great. Members bring unique experiences and beliefs to the table. What they do can, and does, influence the lives of children.

Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Sprague Public School Community is to provide students with a supportive multiage learning environment where they can grow academically, socially, and emotionally with the premise that all children can learn and should not be limited by the boundaries of grade levels.

Board of Education Goals

Sprague Board of Education Goals

Academics: Sprague Public Schools will provide a world class education where academic excellence is celebrated.

Climate: Students, staff, parents and community members will promote an environment where all school community members feel valued, accepted, secure and connected.

Culture: Sprague Public Schools will emphasize collaboration, creativity and innovation.

Operations: Sprague Public Schools will continue to efficiently and effectively utilize resources. 

Talent: Sprague Public Schools will recruit, hire, retain and support highly effective staff.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Connecticut State Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. The Connecticut Department of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of age, ancestry, color, criminal record (in state employment and licensing), gender identity or expression, genetic information, intellectual disability, learning disability, marital status, mental disability (past or present), national origin, physical disability (including blindness), race, religious creed, retaliation for previously opposed discrimination or coercion, sex (pregnancy or sexual harassment), sexual orientation, veteran status or workplace hazards to reproductive systems, unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification excluding persons in any of the aforementioned protected classes.

Inquiries regarding the Connecticut State Department of Education’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: 

Levy Gillespie
Equal Employment Opportunity Director/Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator

Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Boulevard Suite 607 Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-807-2071

If You Have A Concern

A chain of command exists and should be followed when asking school related questions or voicing concerns. Simply, start with the person closest to the problem.

For example, a parent should:

  • Contact the child’s teacher for a classroom problem, then
  • Approach the school principal, then
  • Contact the Superintendent of Schools, and
  • End with the Board if the matter is not resolved satisfactorily.

For purposes of clarity, it is requested that you put your concerns in writing.