Preserving the Past, Informing the Future
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1838, Board of Commissioners of Common
Schools established State Statutes, Title LXXXVII, Chapter 4.
1845, replaced by Superintendent of Common Schools established State Statutes Title X, chapter 2.
1865, replaced by the Board of Education. A Dept. of Education becomes the executive arm of the Board, applying all powers and administering all policies of the Board. Public Acts, chapter CXV.
1965, July 1, responsibilities of the Board dealing with higher education and the state colleges are transferred to the new Commission on Higher Education, per P.A. 330.
Armstead, George. The State Services of Connecticut. Published under the direction of the Committee on Public Information and the House Committee on Publications of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, 1946. pp. 234-240. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc G25 ar]
and Records in the State Library Collections :
Check the State Library catalog, CONSULS, under these author headings for publications by the agency available in the State Library :
Connecticut. Board of Commissioners of
Connecticut. Superintendent of Common Schools.
Connecticut. State Board of Education.
Connecticut. State Dept. of Education.
Annual Reports are located in :
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc Ed83]
Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40] and 2002-, the online version
State Archives Record Group : RG 10
Years of Service
|Seth P. Beers||1845-1849|
|John D. Philbrick||1855-1856|
|David N. Camp||1856-1865|
|Daniel C. Gilman||1865-1867|
|Birdsey G. Northrop||1867-Dec. 31, 1882|
|Charles D. Hine||1883-Jan. 1920|
|Charles D. Hine||January-June 30, 1920|
|Albert B. Meredith||July 1, 1920-1930|
|Ernest W. Butterfield||1930-1938|
|Alonzo G. Grace||1938-1948|
|Finis E. Engleman||1948-1956|
|William J. Sanders||1956-1973|
|Mark R. Shedd||1973-Jan. 5, 1983|
|Joseph R. Galotti (Acting)||Jan. 5, 1983-July 1, 1983|
|Gerald N. Tirozzi||1983-1991|
|Marilyn A. Campbell (Acting)||Oct. 1, 1991-1992|
|Vincent L. Ferrandino||June 8, 1992-1994|
|Theodore S. Sergi (Acting)||1994-1995|
|Theodore S. Sergi||1995-2003|
|Mark A. Stapleton (Acting)||Sept. 19-Nov. 6, 2003|
|Betty J. Sternberg||2003-2006|
|George A. Coleman, Interim Commissioner||2006-2007|
|Mark K. McQuillan||Apr. 16, 2007-Present|
Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 11/2008.