teacherevaluationimageIt has been nearly five years since the Connecticut General Assembly adopted Public Act 12-116 titled An Act Concerning Educational Reform, and most importantly, made changes to Section 10-151b regarding the teacher evaluation process.  Changes to Section 10-151b provide that the annual evaluation of teachers must now be conducted in accordance with the guidelines for teacher and administrator evaluation adopted by the Connecticut State Board of Education, which presents challenges and opportunities.  This complimentary seminar will review the requirements concerning the evaluation of teachers and administrators and related changes in the Teacher Tenure Act.  We will also discuss practical steps for addressing performance concerns in light of the new requirements.  Presenters will discuss:

  • Statutory requirements for evaluation of educators
  • Related changes in the Teacher Tenure Law
  • Connecticut’s System for Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED) model
  • Practical advice for addressing teacher performance concerns
  • Avoiding and/or resolving related union conflicts

This program is intended for:  Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Executive Directors, Human Resource Professionals, Personnel Directors, Principals and Board of Education Chairs.

Please contact us in advance if registering more than 4 attendees from your district.

In case of inclement weather, the seminar will be rescheduled and a snow date will be communicated to registrants. 

HARTFORD SESSION:
When: February 7, 2017  8:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST
Where: Shipman & Goodwin Hartford Office, One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103
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STAMFORD SESSION:
When: February 15, 2017  9:45 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Where: Shipman & Goodwin Stamford Office, 300 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901
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Photo of Richard A. Mills Richard A. Mills

Rich represents numerous boards of education and other school law clients in labor, employment and school law matters. Rich counsels school law clients in a wide range of matters, including student discipline, Board of Education policies, First Amendment issues, Freedom of Information Act…

Rich represents numerous boards of education and other school law clients in labor, employment and school law matters. Rich counsels school law clients in a wide range of matters, including student discipline, Board of Education policies, First Amendment issues, Freedom of Information Act issues, residency matters and budgetary matters. He also advises school law clients extensively on labor and employment matters. Rich also negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of school law clients, and has represented numerous clients in mediation and in interest arbitration proceedings.

Photo of Thomas B. Mooney Thomas B. Mooney

Tom is Co-Chair of the School Law Practice Group and is active in all areas of school law, including labor negotiations for certified and non-certified staff, teacher tenure proceedings, grievance arbitration, freedom of information hearings, student disciplinary matters, special education disputes and all…

Tom is Co-Chair of the School Law Practice Group and is active in all areas of school law, including labor negotiations for certified and non-certified staff, teacher tenure proceedings, grievance arbitration, freedom of information hearings, student disciplinary matters, special education disputes and all other legal proceedings involving boards of education. Tom is the author of A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law (9th Edition, 2018), a comprehensive treatise on Connecticut school law, and two columns, “See You in Court!,” which appears in the CABE Journal, and “Legal Mailbag,” which appears in the CAS Bulletin.

Photo of Jessica L. Ritter Jessica L. Ritter

Jessica represents boards of education in both general and special education matters, as well as labor disputes and employment litigation arising in the education context. Jessica has negotiated certified and non-certified collective bargaining agreements on behalf of numerous boards of education and has…

Jessica represents boards of education in both general and special education matters, as well as labor disputes and employment litigation arising in the education context. Jessica has negotiated certified and non-certified collective bargaining agreements on behalf of numerous boards of education and has represented public employers in arbitrations and in a wide variety of administrative proceedings before various state agencies.