Developments From The 2018 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly: New Laws Affecting The Schools (and Public Employers)

On August 1, 2018, our firm posted on its website a summary of relevant legislation enacted by the Connecticut General Assembly during its 2018 regular session that will impact Connecticut schools.  Among other things, the General Assembly passed bills that: (1) revise the Student Data Privacy Act; (2) address budgetary issues stemming from attempts at reducing and rescinding mid-year Education Cost Sharing grants; (3) further define (and/or restrict) the use of seclusion, restraints, and “exclusionary time outs;” and (4) address food allergy issues. PLEASE NOTE: Governor Malloy vetoed a bill that would have imposed an obligation upon schools to address “daily classroom safety” via certain mandated procedures; the General Assembly failed to override the veto, but this issue may re-emerge either in another special session or in 2019.

To read this summary of relevant new legislation affecting the schools (and Connecticut public sector employers), please click here to view it on our website.

PLEASE NOTE: Our firm’s summary of legislation provides a concise description of the new laws with relevant commentary regarding their impact.  For more detailed information regarding these legislative changes, please contact one of our attorneys.

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