Important Information for All Adult Education Students

Nondiscrimination
Cheshire Adult Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability, or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Inquiries regarding Cheshire Adult Education Nondiscrimination Policies should be directed to Ryan Murphy, Director of Adult Education, at (203) 250-2452.

General Accessibility and Accommodation
All activities offered by Cheshire Adult Education are held in accessible locations. Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available upon request. Please contact Marlene Silano, Assistant Superintendent, at (203) 250-2431.

General Educational Development (GED®) Test Accommodations
Accommodations for the GED® test are available for qualified individuals with a disability. For more information, contact Ryan Murphy, Director of Adult Education, at (203) 250-2452. You may also contact Sabrina Mancini at the Connecticut State Department of Education at (860) 807-2111.

No Charge for Materials for Mandated Courses
Cheshire Adult Education is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73a and does not charge fees for registration, textbooks, or materials for any adult enrolled in the U.S. Citizenship, ESL, or high school completion programs.

Cancellations
Mandated Adult Education classes are automatically canceled if Cheshire Public Schools are closed for the day or dismissed early. Please see the brochure calendar for dates when there are no classes. Emergency closings are recorded on our regular phone line after 4:00 pm at (203) 250-2450 and notices are posted on area television stations.

A non-smoking policy is in effect on all Cheshire Public School properties including all buildings, grounds, athletic fields, and parking lots.

Evacuation Procedures
In the event of a call for emergency evacuation, students and staff should leave the building through the nearest exit immediately. Staff and students should follow the direction of emergency first responders.

Internet Use Policy
Cheshire Public Schools has an Acceptable Internet Use Policy that applies to all schools including the Adult Education Program. Copies of the entire policy will be provided to students upon request, and is available on the Cheshire Public Schools website at www.cheshire.k12.ct.us. All students should sign an Internet Access Use Policy Form.

Attendance
We want you to meet your goals and the best way to do that is through regular attendance and study. If you are going to be absent, please contact your teacher or the Adult Education Office at (203)250-2450.