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Attendance and Residency

Any child who is a resident of Manchester is entitled to a free public school program in town, and regular and punctual school attendance is essential if students can properly benefit from teaching and learning, and Connecticut state law places the responsibility for assuring that students attend school with the parent or other persons having legal control of the student.

Board of Education Attendance and Truancy Policies

Jim Farrell
Attendance Director

Max Cohen
Residency Specialist
Fax: 860.647.3576

Paul Ofria
Technical Support

Forms and Information

Note: Attendance Director Jim Farrell is the district's McKinney-Vento liaison. He can be reached at or 860.268.6377. If you need a McKinney-Vento application (in case of homelessness), please contact your child’s school.