Legal Question of the Week
Dear Legal Mailbag: Four students who attend our high school were arrested over the weekend. We received the police arrest report, and we were notified that all of the students were accused of possession with intent to sell. Apparently, the arresting officer found marijuana under the front passenger seat when he searched the car. Now I am confused. This is a serious matter, but I don’t know what I am supposed to do. I do know that dealing drugs is an expulsion offense, but it seems a little much to expel this carload of students. Do I have to?
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CAS Executive Director to Address Secondary School Principals on Critical Topics
Join us on October 15th to hear CAS Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff speak on two issues of critical importance to secondary school principals: the new educator evaluation guidelines and secondary school reform.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Samples Released
Earlier this week, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium released sample items and performance tasks that are intended to help teachers, administrators and policymakers implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and prepare for the first administration of the Smarter Balanced assessments during the spring of 2015. The samples provide an early look into the depth of understanding of the CCSS that will be measured by the Smarter Balanced assessment system. While the items and tasks are not intended to be used as sample tests, educators can use them to begin planning the shifts in instruction that will be required to help students meet the demands of the new assessments.
Calling All Elementary Student Leaders!
Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Elementary Leadership Conferences featuring interactive learning experiences in productive thinking, decision making, and communication skills. The conferences will be held in January for students in grades 4 through 6 at four regional sites.
CAS Opens Nominations for Two Middle Level Award Programs
Nominations are now open for two prestigious middle level awards: The Middle Level Exemplary Educator and the Middle School of the Year awards. Click on the links below for more information.
CAS Middle Level Exemplary Educator Award
CAS Middle School of the Year
High School Leadership Series
The Connecticut Student Activities Conference is pleased to announce the dates of the Fall High School Leadership Series. The first workshop will be held on November 14th at Aetna in Hartford followed by a second workshop on November 16th at Newtown High School. Ann Postlewaite, Director of Student Programs for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, will be the keynote presenter at both.
Woodrow Wilson MS Wins Sportsmanship Award
At the September 5th, meeting of the board of directors of the CT Association of Athletic Directors, Woodrow Wilson Middle School was unanimously selected as this year’s recipient of the prestigious CAAD Sportsmanship Award. Read the heart-warming story of the young man at the center of the award.