A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law is the leading treatise on Connecticut school law, and it is used by school administrators and other educators, school board members and practitioners throughout the state. It also serves as the textbook for a number of school law courses offered at the graduate level in Connecticut universities. The Guide was first published in 1994, and the Eighth Edition, published in 2014, has been totally rewritten to incorporate all changes through the 2014 legislative session. In addition, the Eighth Edition includes a CD Rom that sets out links to the full text of cited statutes and many judicial decisions that are available on the internet.

Written for the layperson, the Guide sets out in practical terms the basic principles of school law in Connecticut. It is divided into seven chapters that deal with the major areas of school law as follows:

  • Chapter One: Board Organization, Authority and Responsibilities
  • Chapter Two: Religion and the Schools
  • Chapter Three: Teacher Employment, Evaluation And Dismissal
  • Chapter Four: Students
  • Chapter Five: Special Education
  • Chapter Six: Collective Bargaining
  • Chapter Seven: Obligations of School Boards As Employer

The Guide is published by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, Inc. (CABE), and it is available from CABE for $79.99 ($54.99 for persons affiliated with a CABE-member district) plus shipping by calling CABE at (860) 571-7446. For information on obtaining Thomas B. Mooney’s book or other CABE publications, visit the CABE web site at http://www.cabe.org/page.cfm?p=748.

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