OF THE WEEK
Dear Legal Mailbag:
When I went for my 092 certification, I didn’t realize that I would confront so many different legal issues as an administrator. Title IX, FERPA, constitutional rights, teacher evaluation and discipline, the ADA, you name it. Now I am finding myself dealing with copyright issues. Specifically, one of my fourth grade teachers is big on worksheets. I don’t have a problem with that. But the secretary in the office pulled me aside the other day and told me that this teacher has gone overboard with the copying.
Registration for Popular Summer Leadership Institute Now Open
One year into SEED…One year removed from CCSS/SBAC…Isn’t it time to take stock??? And what better time and place to do this than at the 10th Annual Summer Leadership Institute. The 2014 S.L.I., which will be held on June 26-27 at The Heritage in Southbury, will focus on creating coherence around the Connecticut Core Standards. Don’t miss what the S.L.I. provides you with each year: great PD and two days with colleagues in a setting conducive to relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation.
NAESP and CAS Membership Benefits Focus of Upcoming Tweetchat
Join the CAS elementary and middle level Tweetchat on Tuesday, March 25, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with host Rosie O'Brien Vojtek, CAS Elementary Vice-President. Learn about the benefits of being an NAESP and CAS member and about the programs and services these organizations offer. Vicki Reed, Connecticut’s NAESP Representative, will answer questions about NAESP and discuss recent/upcoming NAESP events. Elementary Board Chair Karen Fitzsimmons and CAS Assistant Executive Director Regina Birdsell will discuss leadership and school activities available through CAS. We hope you will join the fun - #caschat!
Seeking School Districts for Risk Management Pilot Program
The CIAC along with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) have been working with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) to develop a National Risk Management Training and Assessment Program for interscholastic sports and after-school activities. Connecticut is one of three states selected to pilot this program and we are looking for thirty school districts to participate. Pilot districts will be asked to assemble a leadership team to attend a one-day, no cost risk management training event. View the invitation letter and course description for more information.
Network with Your CT Colleagues at Upcoming NELMS Conference
Join your colleagues at the Connecticut state reception during NELMS' 33rd Annual Conference at the Omni in Providence. Come prepared for fun, conversation & food. Meet your CAS middle level staff and the NELMS Board. We’ll look forward to seeing you from 4:30 to 6:00 PM on Monday, March 31, 2014.
255 Volunteers Honored at Recognition Banquet
Two hundred fifty-five volunteers from seventy-eight schools were honored at the CAS Volunteer Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, March 11th. This annual event allows member schools to give public recognition to those individuals whose selfless contributions have made a difference in their schools. Learn more about these extraordinary volunteers. MORE
Live Coverage of Basketball and Ice Hockey Championships
CPTV Sports will air LIVE coverage of the CIAC boys and girls high school basketball championships taking place at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, March 22nd, and Sunday, March 23rd. Additionally, CPTV Sports will air CIAC boys high school ice hockey championships, including a LIVE broadcast of the Division II finals on Friday, March 21st at 7:30 p.m. Championships will also be streamed live on the NFHS Network. MORE
Last Call to Register for Annual Chess Championships
The 52nd Annual Scholastic Chess Championships for students in grades 1-12 will be held on Saturday, March 29 at the Travelers building in Hartford. Students attending ANY Connecticut school (as well as home-schooled students) are invited to participate. MORE