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Julie Reznik is a member of the firm’s School Law Practice Group. She advises public school districts on a variety of general education, special education and labor and employment issues. Julie focuses her practice on special education matters and disputes, student discipline, and the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). She also serves on the firm’s Model Policy Committee, which provides a comprehensive set of model policies and administrative regulations, as well as model notifications and forms, for Connecticut boards of education and charter schools.

Last year, the General Assembly enacted several pieces of legislation that require school districts to provide parents of students receiving special education services with certain

Continue Reading SDE Develops New Notice About Special Education Mediation to Be Read Aloud at PPT Meetings

As an update to its previous 2017 guidance on the subject (the “2017 Guidance”), the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) released guidance for school

Continue Reading CSDE Releases Updated Guidance on Civil Rights Protections and Supports for Transgender Students

As many school district administrators know, Connecticut recently enacted Public Act No. 23-137, which extends eligibility for special education and related services under the Individuals

Continue Reading State Department of Education Issues Guidance Regarding Extension of Special Education Eligibility

On February 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released three new resources regarding equal opportunity in athletic programs under

Continue Reading OCR Releases New Resources Regarding Athletic Programs and Title IX Compliance

Recent developments at the federal and state levels highlight the increased focus on addressing the needs of students with specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia. We

Continue Reading Special Education Legal Update Part 2: Identifying and Educating Students with SLD/Dyslexia