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Board of Education

Board of Education

The Hamden Board of Education is a governing body of the Hamden School District and derives its power and exists under the Constitution and General Statutes of the State of Connecticut and the procedures of the Connecticut State Board of Education.  The Board has the power and responsibility to discharge any duty imposed by law upon it or the Hamden School District.

The Hamden Board of Education consists of nine members who are elected for staggered four year terms.  No more than six members shall be from the same political party.  The Mayor shall be an ex-officio member without voting right.

The standing committees of the Hamden Board of Education are:

  • Curriculum
  • Operations  
  • Finance 
  • Personnel
  • Policies
  • Evaluation/Goals


It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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