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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.

Thomas Mooney, Andreana Bellach and Natalia Sieira Millan presented the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) webinar entitled “Who Will Teach the Children?
Continue Reading Thomas Mooney, Andreana Bellach and Natalia Sieira Millan Present CAPSS Webinar “Who Will Teach the Children? Staffing Challenges in the Time of COVID-19”

Shipman and Goodwin School Law attorneys Andy Bellach, Rebecca Santiago and Julia Wilde will participate in a webinar discussion of frequently asked questions about
Continue Reading Webinar: Closing out the School Year and Planning ESY during the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency

The Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education (BSE), recently issued the following guidance and related documents:

  1. A memorandum titled Continued Educational Opportunities and Special Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic — Update #1 (dated April 24, 2020) (the “April 24th Update”);
  2. Model templates (Parent Communication Record, Student Continued Education Opportunity Plan, and Service Record) to be used in connection with continued learning opportunities during COVID-19 school closures; and
  3. Guidance for Children Turning Three During the COVID-19 Health Emergency (dated April 23, 2020).

Continue Reading Bureau of Special Education Issues Updated Guidance on Continued Educational Opportunities and Special Education, Model Templates and Guidance for Children Turning Three During the COVID-19 Health Emergency