LEGAL QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Dear Legal Mailbag:
Given the budget problems, we will be cutting one administrator next year; and, frankly, I am concerned that we may have difficulty in supervising our building properly. I have some money left over from a federal school safety grant, and I would like to install cameras in the hallways to make sure that teachers are at their duty posts as assigned. I also want to install a camera in the teachers’ lounge, so that I can keep tabs on who is available, should I need coverage. With these cameras, I will be able to keep an eye on things from the comfort of my office. Do you see any problems with this? Answer
CIAC Membership Passes Seven Bylaw Changes
On May 9th, member school principals and assistant principals gathered at the CAS Central Office for the association's 61st annual meeting. The administrators in attendance — predominantly from member high schools — elected a new slate of officers and approved a 2013-2014 budget which included no dues increases. The CIAC membership passed seven proposed changes to the CIAC Bylaws.
CAS to Present Regional Evaluation Workshops
As part of the roll-out of the administrative evaluation process, CAS will be presenting workshops throughout the summer at regional educational service centers. The workshops, which are particularly directed toward administrators who have evaluative responsibilities for other administrators, will provide participants with a good grounding in the process of administrative evaluation under the state guidelines.
Help Us Pick Winners of Student Voices Video Contest!
In February, CAPSS and CAS launched the first annual Student Voices video contest, challenging students in grades 6-12 to develop creative, thoughtful and practical recommendations for improving education. Nearly four months and 45 videos later, our panel of judges has narrowed the field down to 11 finalists and it’s time for the public to vote for their favorites. We ask that you encourage your colleagues and their students to make their voices heard and log on to www.ctstudentvoices.com to cast their vote. Voting will be open until June 7th and the winners will be announced on June 13th.
Breakthrough Coach is Back!
Save the dates! The Breakthrough Coach is returning to Connecticut November 21 and 22, 2013. Registration for this popular 2-day conference will be available online beginning September 2013.
Provider of Data Management Support for Educator Evaluation Offers Demos
BloomBoard, Inc. has been selected as the data support provider for the educator evaluation system. In order to give districts an opportunity to see how its system works, BloomBoard will host several webinars as well as an in-person demonstration workshop. More