Pullman & Comley’s School Law Practice Hosts Fall Special Education Legal Issues Forum

Attorneys Michael P. McKeon, Mark J. Sommaruga and Melinda B. Kaufmann of Pullman & Comley’s School Law Practice will be presenting at the firm’s semi-annual Special Education Legal Issues Forum on October 27, 2017 (registration and breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM; program 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM) at the offices of the Connecticut Association of Schools (“CAS”), which are located at 30 Realty Drive, Cheshire, CT.  Our firm is proud to be a partner with CAS. 

The October 27th program will provide an update on new legislation passed during the 2017 session of the Connecticut General Assembly, along  a discussion of the proposed State Department of Education guidelines for alternative education opportunities for expelled students, the practical impact of U.S. Supreme Court case concerning the standard for a “free appropriate public education” (Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1), and “stay put” issues.  Other topics included recent due process hearing and court decisions of note (including a recent case involving transition programs), as well as a discussion concerning new policies and procedures emanating from the Trump administration’s U.S. Department of Education, and a “child find” refresher.  

The Special Education Legal Issues Forum is designed for school district special education leaders and professionals and covers recent legal developments affecting special education, along with practical ways to comply with the various federal and state legal mandates.  The program will include ample opportunities for audience questions and interaction, and will allow for attorneys and special educators to share their points of view with respect to the practical application of the law.

See below for more information on the seminar and how you can RSVP.

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Program

Location: The Offices of The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS)
30 Realty Drive
Cheshire, CT

Please RSVP with your school district and the names and emails of all who are attending to: forum@pullcom.com or call 203.330.2059.

Here is a link to the agenda.