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Title IX Procedures and The Need for Fairness to All Parties

Recent headlines make clear that sexual harassment is a serious problem in our society. It has also been a focus of attention on school campuses. Since the adoption of Title IX, colleges and universities, as well as other...more

U.S. Department of Education Withdraws Prior Title IX Guidance and Issues Interim Guidance on Sexual Misconduct

Last Friday, in advance of the public rule-making process concerning schools’ Title IX responsibilities, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded its current Title IX guidance concerning sexual harassment and violence....more

Connecticut Supreme Court Issues Decision in Munn v. Hotchkiss

On Friday, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Munn v. Hotchkiss School, the case involving a private school student who contracted tick-borne encephalitis on a school-sponsored trip to China. In...more

Connecticut Independent Schools Required to Perform Background Checks on Potential Employees Effective July 1, 2017

In 2016, Connecticut passed legislation that significantly expanded the scope of background check requirements for public schools when hiring new employees. That law, colloquially referred to as the “Pass the Trash” bill,...more

Transgender Students in Independent Schools: Developing Best Practices in a Confusing Political Landscape

Issues regarding transgender students and employees have been at the forefront of political, legal and social discussion in recent months. As independent schools consider their role in promoting the health and safety of...more

Mandated Reporting and Professional Boundaries: Important Training for Faculty and Staff

Now more than ever it is critical for independent schools to ensure that all faculty and staff are appropriately trained regarding their legal obligation to report suspicions of abuse and neglect of any student to appropriate...more

Ban the Box, But Do Your Due Diligence

Connecticut has now joined other states with its passage of “ban the box” legislation which expressly limits the types of questions that can be asked of applicants on initial employment applications. Many states and...more

Summer Camp Crackdown: DOJ Enforcement under the ADA

With summer right around the corner, it is time for many parents to start signing up their children for summer camp. For most, enrolling children in camp usually is a smooth and uneventful process requiring the completion of...more

New Notice to Parents Regarding Special Education Rights

In 2012, the legislature passed Public Act 12-173 which revised Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-76d to provide that, upon request by a parent/guardian, school districts must provide an opportunity for a parent to meet with a member of...more

SDE Weighs in on Parents’ Right to Independent Educational Evaluations

The Connecticut State Department of Education (“SDE”) recently issued a guidance memorandum providing its interpretation of when a parent is entitled to a publicly funded independent educational evaluation (“IEE”) under the...more

New School Security and Safety Standards Encourage, but no Longer Mandate, ICS Courses for All Employees

The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) within the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) recently released revised school security and safety plan standards that...more

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