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Jessica represents schools in a variety of education, labor relations and employment law matters.  She negotiates certified and non-certified collective bargaining agreements on behalf of numerous public boards of education.  Jessica also represents school districts in labor and employment disputes, freedom of information hearings, teacher tenure proceedings, student disciplinary matters, election law matters, and other legal proceedings arising in the education context.  In addition, Jessica advises schools on education policies and practices, compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, and other legal matters arising in the education context.

Last year, Connecticut passed legislation directing the Board of Regents for Higher Education (“BOR”) to establish the Connecticut Automatic Admissions Program (“CAAP”). The CAAP permits

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) released new operational guidance for schools, which intends to help schools remain open for in-person
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On August 19, 2021, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 13D requiring covered workers in a public or non-public pre-K to grade 12 school to be
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