Monthly Archives: March 2015

What Impact Might Schools Expect From The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Report

Two years after its creation, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission presented its final report to Governor Malloy on March 6, 2015. The Commission has made comprehensive recommendations regarding safe school design and operation, law enforcement, and mental health.  Some of these recommendations will likely be the driving force for future legislation and other initiatives that…

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Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Passes More Bills

On March 18, 2015, the General Assembly’s Education Committee voted favorably on and advanced out of committee the following proposed bills: H.B. No. 6974 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP TASK FORCE CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A DIRECTOR OF READING INITIATIVES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.  This bill would create a…

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Pullman & Comley’s April 21, 2015 Special Education Legal Issues Forum

Pullman & Comley School Law attorneys Michael McKeon, Mark Sommaruga and Susan Scott will present a forum for special education directors and administrators reviewing legal developments and trends including: settlement agreements, Section 504, Common Core and “Smarter Balanced” Tests-opt outs and other impacts, and review, revisions and updates to IEP Forms. Tuesday, April 21, 2015…

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Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: March 19 Public Hearing

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the General Assembly’s Education Committee will conduct a public hearing on the following proposed bills: H.B. No. 7016 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MORE COMMISSION SPECIAL EDUCATION SELECT WORKING GROUP. (ED) S.B. No. 1099 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMISSION TO DEVELOP A VISION…

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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: March 11 Public Hearing

As promised previously, we will be keeping you up to date with developments in the General Assembly.  On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the General Assembly’s Education Committee will conduct a public hearing on the following proposed bills: S.B. No. 1058 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM. (ED) H.B. No. 6974 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS…

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Military Leave of Absence and the Obligations of Connecticut Municipal Employers

When an employee gives notice of the need to take a leave of absence for military service, there are some questions that municipal employers will reflexively ask: Do we have to permit the leave?  Must the employee be paid his/her usual salary while on leave? Is there any way to limit the duration of the…

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