Summary of 2014 Connecticut Legislative Enactments Affecting The Public Schools and Public-Sector Employers

In This Issue:

- Interpreters Standards For Students With Hearing Impairments

- Preschool And DCF

- Health Assessment Forms for Use by Youth Camps and Day Care Providers

- English Language Learner Educator Incentive Program

- Tuition Raffles and Student Loans

- Delay in the Uniform School Calendar

- Pre-School, Special Education, and Kindergarten Enrollment Age

- Grants for Preschool Programs

- Technical High Schools and Graduate Employment Status

- Concussion Safeguards

- Possession Of “E-Cigarettes”

- State Building Grant Commitments

- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention

- State Bonding For Preschool Grants and Security Infrastructure

- Records for Students Committed to DCF

- Pilot Truancy Program

- Technical Revisions

- “Carrying School Children” Signs

- Autism Advisory Council

- Mandated Reporting Of Abuse/Neglect Of Autistic Students

- School Climate and Bullying

- Emergency Epinephrine in Schools

- DCF and Addressing Abuse and Neglect

- Repeal of Unnecessary Regulations and Statutes

- Child Pornography and Sex Offenders

- State-Wide Sexual Abuse and Assault Awareness Program

- Excused Absences from School for Children of Service Members

- Bus Use of Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways

- Waiver Of Student Fishing License Fees

- End to the Special Education Hearing Pilot Program

- Converting SERC to a “Quasi-Public” Entity

- Notice to Superintendent Re: Sex Offenders

- The “Implementer”

- Related Issues And Desegregation Efforts, Sections 89 Through 119

- Emergency Vehicles and School Buses

- Student Expulsion Records

- School Nurse Access to Immunization Directory

- School Climate Plans

- Domestic and Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault

- Minimum Wage Increase

- Prevailing Wage Compliance

- Budget “Implementer” Re: a New Retirement Plan, and Bonds to Pay Unfunded Pension Obligations

- Income Tax Exemption For Teacher Retirement Benefits

- Reemployment of “Older” Workers

- Paid Sick Leave Amendments

- Workers’ Compensation and Medical Treatment

- Miscellaneous Department of Labor Revisions

- Excerpt from Interpreters Standards For Students With Hearing Impairments:

Special Act 14-15: An Act Concerning Interpreter Qualifications.

This Special Act provides that by December 31, 2014, the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, in consultation with the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and the Connecticut Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Task Force on Interpreting, shall: (1) develop a plan in consultation with the Commissioner of Education to ensure that an adequate number of qualified interpreters are available to assist students who are deaf or hard of hearing...

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