A task force studying the future of Connecticut's 16 state-run technical high schools is asking for the public's opinions.
The General Assembly created the task force earlier this year, and it must report its recommendations before the 2012 legislative session starts in February.
The group is holding a public hearing on Dec. 13 at the state Legislative Office Building in Hartford to get opinions from students, parents and anyone else with an interest in the schools.
About 11,000 students are enrolled in the schools, which offer regular high school degrees in a college prep curriculum and training in dozens of technical and vocational fields. State figures show at least one teen from every city and town in Connecticut attends one of the regional technical high schools.