Legal Question of the Week
Dear Legal Mailbag: A student made threatening comments to a teacher, and we expelled the student. The threats were so vivid and upsetting that I called a faculty meeting. At the meeting, I told the entire faculty in detail about the threats and his expulsion, and I told them to watch out for the student. To underscore the need for vigilance, I told the teachers about the student’s history of mental illness. One of my teachers told the student’s parents about the meeting, and now they are all over me for invasion of privacy. Can’t I warn my staff about this student?
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CAS Leads Training on New Administrator Evaluation Model
CAS is leading the work across the state in training administrators on the new System for Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED). CAS staff will present at the Waterbury campus of the University of Bridgeport on December 10 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. This seminar will be open to all public school leaders with registration limited to the first fifty registrants.
No Cost, High Level Training Available to Administrators - Registration Closes 11/14
At the request of the CSDE, CAS has developed a year-long leadership training program for school leaders - principals and assistant principals - in the 30 Alliance districts. This opportunity is now being extended to school leaders in the rest of the state. It is rigorous, high level training grounded in the McREL research document Simply Better - Doing What Matters Most To Change The Odds For Student Success, along with the practical application strategies captured in Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov.
Help Build the Next Generation of School Leaders
UCAPP, the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program, is a terrific option for districts interested in growing their own building and district level leaders. With cohorts conveniently located throughout the state and the option to devote significant internship hours to local school and district priorities, it is a program worth considering for your teacher leaders, particularly those who might already be considering an 092 certification program. Please pass along the link below to any such individuals. We would enjoy meeting with them at one of three upcoming information sessions and, of course, are available by phone or email if they or you have any questions about UCAPP. We thank you in advance for helping encourage our next generation of school and district leaders.
CAS to Hold Annual Teacher Evaluation Series
CAS will be sponsoring its annual Teacher Evaluation Series with a bit of a different twist this year. With the advent of the System for Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED), this year's series will focus on that model as the evaluation process for exploration and discussion. This series will qualify participants to receive the 15 hours of staff supervision CEU credit mandated under state law for continued licensure.
Last Chance to Celebrate Excellence!
The registration deadline for the CAS Recognition of Excellence event has been extended to November 9, 2012. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate and honor great staff and programs at your school.
Don't Miss the The Annual Learning Forward Conference
The Annual Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council) Conference will be held in Boston this year from December 1-5, 2012. The 2012 conference offers education leaders the connections, tools, information sessions and resources they need to understand and implement effective professional learning in their schools. It is not often that this conference comes to this part of the country, so take advantage of the close proximity!