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SEMINAR: Learning Together: Recent Developments In The Law And Practical Solutions For School Districts

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.

Seminar Agenda:

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

10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. - "Collective Bargaining Recap and Trends: The Lay of the Land after the 2016-2017 Teacher Negotiation Cycle" - William R. Connon & Donald F. Houston

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - "Special Education for Non-Special Educators: Emerging Issues for Your School District" - Michael P. McKeon & Melinda B. Kaufmann

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).