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Kelsey Scarlett is a member of the firm’s School Law Practice Group, where she advises public and independent schools and colleges and universities on a variety of general education and labor and employment issues. Kelsey’s practice focuses on student discipline, Title IX and sexual misconduct, policy drafting, the rights of transgender and gender-minority students, complaints from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), and employee and student investigations. She regularly attends Title IX seminars and has received ATIXA training.

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

In its recent decision, We the Patriots USA, Inc. v. Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Development, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second

Continue Reading Second Circuit Upholds Law Repealing Religious Exemptions for Mandatory Immunization Requirements for School Enrollment

Last week, Governor Lamont signed Public Act 23-167, which makes significant changes to Connecticut’s bullying law that become mandatory for the 2025-2026 school year.

Continue Reading CT Legislature Revises Bullying Laws

After a recent investigation conducted pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Continue Reading OCR Determines School District’s Book Screening and Removal Process May Have Created Title VI and Title IX Hostile Environment