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NAIS and TABS Task Force Issue Final Report on Educator Sexual Misconduct

The Independent School Task Force on Educator Sexual Misconduct has released its final report, Prevention and Response: Recommendations for Independent School Leaders. This report incorporates feedback submitted in response to the August 2017 draft report released for comment and … Read more

US Supreme Court Holds that Student’s Statement to Teacher can be Admitted at Trial

The U.S. Supreme Court (the “Court”) recently issued a unanimous decision as to whether or not prosecutors could introduce statements at trial when a child is not available for cross examination. The Court’s decision has implications for school districts when … Read more

GAO Released Report on Selected Cases of Public and Private Schools’ Hiring of Individuals with Histories of Sexual Misconduct

On December 8, 2010, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report: “Selected Cases of Public and Private Schools that Hired or Retained Individuals with Histories of Sexual Misconduct”. The GAO was asked to examine the circumstances surrounding cases where … Read more

Attorney General and Office of the Child Advocate Issue Report on School Districts and DCF Reports

Recently the Connecticut Attorney General and Office of the Child Advocate released a report entitled, “Protecting our Children: Improving Protections for Children when Allegations are made that School System Personnel Abused and/or Neglected Children.”  This report is based on the … Read more

Attorney Interviews of School Employees Protected by Privilege

A federal appeals court recently held that the interview notes of attorneys hired by a public school to investigate allegations of suspected sexual abuse of students by a teacher were protected by the attorney client and work product privilege from … Read more