Legal Question of the Week
Dear Legal Mailbag: We haven’t even come to the Winter Break and already we have seniors who are having their 18th birthdays. They are rather proud of their “adult” status, and some of them are testing us by signing themselves out early and coming late with a written excuse from – themselves. To say that these young adults are annoying is an understatement. I would like to push back and reject their “notes.” And I would like to let their parents know what they are up to, but I don’t know if I can, now that these students are adults, at least technically. HELP!
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CAS Offers Additional Training Session on New Administrator Evaluation Model
CAS is pleased to offer a second regional workshop to inform practitioners about the new SEED administrative evaluation model and state guidelines. CAS trainers will conduct an informational session hosted by the University of Bridgeport at its Bridgeport campus on December 17th from 4:30-7:30. Registration is still open and filling for the first regional session to be held December 10th on the UB Waterbury campus. Click here to register for either of these sessions.
CIAC Network To Broadcast Tournament Finals
A total of eight CIAC tournament finals will take place on Friday
and Saturday, November 16-17, and all eight competitions will
be broadcast live on the CIAC Network. All class championship matches in two sports as well as the girls swimming State Open
will be carried live.
Workshop on Common Core State Standards for Middle Level Leaders
CAS and NELMS are co-sponsoring a workshop to help prepare middle level educators for the demands of the Common Core State Standards. Join us at the CAS office on December 7th to hear state experts discuss the paradigm shift in thinking and practice resulting from Common Core State Standards (CCSS), review the requirements of the CCSS and provide an overview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, including the sample items and performance tasks.
Do You Know an Outstanding Building Principal?
Why not nominate him/her for the 2013 CAS Principal of the Year Award? The Principal of the Year program was established in 1984 to bring recognition to high-achieving school principals and to increase public awareness of the critical role that principals play in educating our youth. Please click on a link below for further information.
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.