SEVENTH EDITION OF MOONEY'S LAW GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
The Seventh Edition of A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law is now available at a cost of $54.95 for CAS members. The Guide is written by Tom Mooney, a lawyer who chairs the School Law Practice Group at Shipman & Goodwin and teaches education law at both the University of Connecticut School of Education and the University of Connecticut School of Law. Tom is a good friend of CAS and he has written "Legal Mailbag" for the CAS Bulletin since 2001.
The Guide comes with a CD which will provide hyperlinks to many cases and statutes and will permit word searches as a supplement to the Index.
The Guide is the basic reference work on school law for school administrators and school board members in Connecticut. First written in 1994, it provides an understandable explanation of the important principles of school law, as follows:
Chapter One: Board Organization, Authority and Responsibilities
Chapter Two: Religion and the Schools
Chapter Three: Teacher Employment, Evaluation and Dismissal
Chapter Four: Students
Chapter Five: Special Education
Chapter Six: Collective Bargaining
Chapter Seven: Obligations of School Boards as Employer
The Seventh Edition incorporates the many statutory changes and significant court decisions that have arisen at both the state and federal levels over the past three years. The General Assembly has passed a number of laws that affect school districts, including bullying, child abuse reporting, and educational reform. At the federal level, there have been amendments to FERPA and case law developments in special education and constitutional rights. The Seventh Edition also comes with a CD with the full text to permit electronic word searches, as well as links to applicable statutes and case law.
The Guide is available for $54.95 (plus postage and handling) for CAS members and $79.95 for non-members. To place an order, call Erin at the CAS office at (203) 250-1111 or click here to order on-line.
Legal Mailbag, written by Attorney Thomas Mooney of Shipman & Goodwin, is a regular feature in the monthly BULLETIN. Readers are invited to submit short, law-related questions of practical concern to school administrators.
Each month select questions are published along
with short answers which provide guidance for school administrators in
the day-to-day operation of their schools but which cannot be considered
formal legal advice.
Tom is a partner in the Hartford law firm of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, where he chairs the Education Practice Group. Shipman & Goodwin LLP, is a Hartford law firm that represents over fifty school districts throughout Connecticut in all aspects of school law. Mr. Mooney is an honors graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, and he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut Law School. In addition, Tom is a Professor in Residence at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches Collective Bargaining and School Law. Mr. Mooney lectures and writes frequently on school law topics and regularly makes in-service presentations for our members, including legal updates and a review of legal issues in teacher evaluation.
Seventh Edition of
A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law
by Tom Mooney