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Update Jan 13, 2023: Addendum 1, Answers to Submitted Questions, has been posted (see below)

State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Contact Person: Michelle Weaver, General Counsel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Overview and Purpose

Currently, SERC employs approximately 45 staff members working in a hybrid environment, which includes at home, in the office, and in the field. In this context, information technology systems are the central hub to SERC operations. As the agency grows, so does the complexity of its technology needs. Ever present is the necessity to upgrade legacy systems and seamlessly integrate technology that assists in the daily operations of the agency. SERC is seeking competitive proposals from qualified technology firms to:

  • Perform a comprehensive assessment of the agency’s current technology infrastructure in order to improve the overall organizational systems network.
  • Provide recommendations for improvement based upon these identified needs.

Proposal Schedule (Eastern Time)

Release of RFP by electronic means on the SERC website, and CTsource:

Monday, December 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm EDT EDT

Receipt of questions until:

Friday, January 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT EDT

Answers to questions will be posted as an Addendum on the SERC website on this page, and CTsource:

Friday, January 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT

Proposal due date:

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT

Presentations via Zoom by invitation to select respondents:

Thursday, February 2 – Friday, February 3, 2023

Award announcement:

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT


For more information including qualifications, deliverables and proposal submission instructions, download the full Request for Proposals
Download Addendum 1, Answers to Submitted Questions


The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. SERC 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, 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. SERC does not unlawfully discriminate in employment against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. Inquiries regarding SERC’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Michelle Weaver
General Counsel, SERC
100 Roscommon Drive,
Suite 110
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 632-1485, ext. 364
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to include LEA MOE & Expenditure Timelines

Date: January 25, 2023

A virtual statewide training for Special Education Directors, Grant Managers, and Business Managers around the upcoming FY24 IDEA Part B Section 611/619 LEA Subgrantee Application on the electronic grants management system (EGMS).

Choose from one of two (am or pm session) virtual 1.5 hour presentations by Tom Boudreau, Education Consultant/IDEA Part B Fiscal Manager. 

The training will focus on completing the FY24 application with fidelity in a timely manner through an examination of the requirements the FY24 LEA subgrantee application, highlights of any updates or changes from last year’s application, budgets, and examination of LEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and expenditure timeline, with a specific set aside time for any questions. Plan to be there!!

Date: January 25, 2023

Audience: Special Education Directors, IDEA Part B Grant Managers and Fiscal Officers

Register for Session A (10:00-11:30 a.m.):

Register for Session B (1:30-3:00 p.m.):


For Content questions contact Thomas Boudreau, Education Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education Bureau of Special Education, (860)713-6919/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Training questions contact Stephen Proffitt, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 322 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The State Education Resource Center (SERC), in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is creating a School-Based Center for Prevention, Education, and Advocacy (K-12) to serve the state of Connecticut. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory Report (2021), schools can directly impact youth mental health by providing "a continuum of supports to meet student mental health needs including evidence-based practices and trauma-informed mental health care.”

We are inviting your district to participate in a statewide survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather and share information regarding the prevention programs that Connecticut school districts are implementing around mental health, suicide prevention, substance use prevention, and social-emotional learning. The survey covers which programs are being used, impacts of the programs, and prevention priorities for districts. The survey will inform the foundation for the Center’s resource sharing, future outreach, and collaboration with districts. 

Your district’s completion of the survey is vital to better serve your needs around prevention efforts. Please follow the link below and complete the survey no later than December 2, 2022. Thank you for your participation.