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Julia Wilde advises public school districts on a variety of general education, special education and labor and employment issues. Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Julia served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Hartford, where she advised the City on a variety of legal matters, with an emphasis on public education, special education and labor and employment. In addition, she has worked for several law firms in Massachusetts.

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

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed House Bill 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), into law. The FFCRA amends portions of the
Continue Reading Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Practical Implications for Schools as Employers