In its 2022 Regular Session, the General Assembly made a number of changes in the statutes that affect public education in Connecticut. This workshop is intended to give public and charter school personnel an overview of some of these changes.

Registration Information:

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 20, 2022 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT, Hybrid event available in person and on Zoom

WHERE: In-person at Shipman & Goodwin LLP
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT. 06103

This workshop will be a hybrid event, and you are welcome to attend in-person or join us on Zoom.  Registration is required for both in-person and zoom attendance.  This is a live event, and will not be recorded. Those choosing to attend by Zoom will be sent a link a few days prior to the event.

COST:  Complimentary

>> Register Now

Workshop topics include changes regarding the following:

  • Mental and physical health services in school
  • Student truancy and behavioral health interventions
  • Withholding time devoted to physical exercise as a form of student discipline
  • Curriculum requirements
  • Menstrual products in student bathrooms
  • Opioid antagonists in schools
  • Paraeducator professional development
  • Sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention
  • Behavior intervention meetings
  • Employee freedom of speech
  • Minimum duty-free lunch periods for teachers
  • Professional educator certification
  • Domestic violence victims as a protected class
  • And more…

>> Download the 2022 Education Legislation Summary

>> Download the ADA-Compatible text file of the 2022 Education Legislation Summary

Parking will be validated for those attending in person. We look forward to seeing you at this complimentary workshop.

*Please contact us in advance at info@goodwin.com if there will be more than 4 attending in person from your district. We reserve the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm. 

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Photo of Dori Pagé Antonetti Dori Pagé Antonetti

Dori Pagé Antonetti is a member of the School Law Practice Group where she represents a wide range of educational institutions, including both public and independent k-12 schools in a variety of education and employment law matters.  In her day-to-day representation of clients…

Dori Pagé Antonetti is a member of the School Law Practice Group where she represents a wide range of educational institutions, including both public and independent k-12 schools in a variety of education and employment law matters.  In her day-to-day representation of clients, Dori draws on her unique experience as a former educator for Teach for America.  This experience, coupled with her time as a hearing review officer for the New York City Office of Labor Relations, allows Dori to analyze issues from a practical perspective, which brings significant advantages to her clients.

Most recently, Dori’s practice has focused on assisting school districts and independent schools with various aspects of COVID-19 pandemic response and preparedness and return-to-school planning.  Dori has provided guidance on the requirements and implementation of ever-evolving federal and state laws and guidelines in various areas, such as employee leave, vaccine mandates, mask rules, health and safety protocols, telehealth, and sports-related issues.

Dori is a thoughtful attorney who has astute peripheral vision which allows her to help school clients identify legal issues and develop creative solutions.  She is attentive to detail, careful, and thorough.  Dori has extensive experience in policy development and review, and enjoys helping clients ensure that their policies and regulations are legally compliant, clearly written, and accomplish their intended purpose.  She also regularly advises schools on their obligations and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act.  For independent school clients, Dori has extensive experience drafting and revising enrollment contracts, faculty/staff handbooks, employment contracts and advising on issues such as truth-in-lending obligations, federal funding, vaccine policies and exemption issues.

Photo of Jessica L. Ritter Jessica L. Ritter

Jessica is co-chair of Shipman’s Education Department, where she 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…

Jessica is co-chair of Shipman’s Education Department, where she 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.

Photo of Kelsey Scarlett Kelsey Scarlett

Kelsey Scarlett is a member of the firm’s School Law practice group. Prior to joining Shipman, she was a Legal Intern for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor.