Pullman & Comley's School Law Practice held their third annual statewide seminar, "Learning Together: Recent Developments in the Law and Practical Solutions for School Districts" on Friday, March 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Radisson of Cromwell in Cromwell, CT. This half-day program featured the agenda below and other hot topics facing Connecticut school districts in 2017.
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction - Mark J. Sommaruga
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. - "Student Expulsions after August 15, 2017: What Your School District Should Know and How You Can Comply (While Still Maintaining Discipline)" - Mark J. Sommaruga & Stephen M. Sedor
9:20 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. - "Pass the Trash, Ban the Box and Your School District: What You Need to Know About Job Applications and Employee Background Checks in Light of Recent Legislation" - Zachary D. Schurin & John P. Shea
10:10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch Presentation: "Hot Topics in Education: Rell v. CCJEF, Transgender Student Issues and Audience Q&A Session" - During lunch our attorneys will lead an interactive discussion relating to these hot topics and more, which will feature panelist Rebecca Adams of Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE).