School law attorneys Thomas B. Mooney, Richard A. Mills, and Andreana R. Bellach will present sessions at the 2019 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention: Every Student, Every Story.

34th Annual Meeting of the Nutmeg Board of Education

Yet again, the Nutmeg Board meets and does all the wrong things. Designed to amuse and educate you, their actions will be analyzed from the legal perspective. This mock board meeting is based on the CABE Journal’s “See You In Court” column.

Presenters:
Thomas B. Mooney

Emerging Issues in Classroom and Teacher Safety and Collective Bargaining Implications

This workshop will provide an interactive discussion of emerging issues in the rapidly evolving area of classroom safety and management, including an analysis of recent legislative initiatives, legal requirements, and potential implications within the collective bargaining arena. The presenters will provide an in-depth review of topics including legislative initiatives in 2018 and 2019 regarding classroom safety, including disruptive and/or unsafe student behavior; legal developments in teacher safety, including student “assaults” on teachers; practical steps for addressing student-teacher interactions; and potential collective bargaining issues arising from the classroom and/or teacher safety concerns and initiatives, including a discussion of the legal boundaries and practical tips for addressing or responding to such concerns and initiatives at the bargaining table.

Presenters:
Richard A. Mills
Andreana R. Bellach

Visit the CABE/CAPSS Convention webpage for more information. See the agenda page and workshops page for event timing, location and session details.

WHEN: November 15-16, 2019
WHERE: Mystic Marriott Hotel, Groton, CT
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Photo of Andreana R. Bellach Andreana R. Bellach

Andreana represents boards of education in education law matters, labor relations and employment law, including labor negotiations for certified and non-certified staff, grievance arbitration, freedom of information hearings, student disciplinary matters, special education disputes, and education policies and practices. Andreana frequently speaks on…

Andreana represents boards of education in education law matters, labor relations and employment law, including labor negotiations for certified and non-certified staff, grievance arbitration, freedom of information hearings, student disciplinary matters, special education disputes, and education policies and practices. Andreana frequently speaks on education law and labor relations matter.

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.