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Last Chance to Register! Board Meets World: A Board Member’s Guide to Working With Stakeholders

There’s still time to register for this complimentary seminar offered to board of education members.

School Law attorneys Richard A. Mills, Rebecca Rudnick Santiago and Benjamin P. FrazziniKendrick will provide board members with best practices and guidance regarding effective … Read more

Register Now for Board Meets World: A Board Member’s Guide to Working With Stakeholders

This workshop will provide board of education members with best practices and guidance regarding effective board operation with respect to internal governance, administration, school staff, students and the public (including parents and constituents).

Workshop topics will include:

  • Fostering positive and
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FOIC Holds that Parent/Student Surveys for Teacher Evaluation Not Subject to Disclosure

The Freedom of Information Commission (the “Commission”) recently addressed an issue concerning the confidentiality of records related to a school district’s teacher evaluation process. In Treat-Perry v. East Haddam Public Schools, FIC 2014-034, the Commission addressed a complaint involving … Read more

Recent FOIC Decisions Clarify Application of Freedom of Information Act

The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission (the “Commission”) recently issued a number of decisions that reaffirmed principles of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which regularly confront Boards of Education.

In Baer v. Thompson Board of Education, FIC 2013-781, … Read more

FOI Commission Rules that Teachers’ Interest Arbitration Hearing Should Have Been Open to the Public

The Freedom of Information Commission has ruled that the evidentiary portion of the 2010 Torrington teachers’ interest arbitration hearing should have been open to the public.  The State Department of Education and the arbitration panel had argued that the arbitration … Read more

Attorney Interviews of School Employees Protected by Privilege

A federal appeals court recently held that the interview notes of attorneys hired by a public school to investigate allegations of suspected sexual abuse of students by a teacher were protected by the attorney client and work product privilege from … Read more

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