Legal Question of the Week
Dear Legal Mailbag: Last week, you wrote about absences and administrative discretion in determining what absences are excused and what are unexcused. Now I am confused. I thought that the State Department of Education issues guidance on what absences should be considered excused and what absences should be considered unexcused. I would love to exercise discretion, but I didn’t think I had any anymore. Can I really tell parents that I don’t accept their excuses?
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CAS and CAPSS Invite Student Voices in Education Reform Debate
CAS and CAPSS want to hear how your middle and high school students would transform education. The Student Voice in Education Reform contest is an opportunity for students to share their perspective on improving their classroom experiences and enhancing their opportunities to learn and grow.
New Staff Member Has Expertise in Development
We are pleased to announce that J. Patrick Howley has joined CAS as a part-time assistant executive director. “Pat” has a rich background in education and many professional connections statewide, nationally, and even internationally. Pat will be bringing his knowledge and skills in the area of individual growth and development to our Principals’ Center programs.
14th Annual Elementary Arts Banquets
The 14th Annual Elementary Arts Banquets sponsored by Liberty Mutual will be held on February 5 and 6, 2013, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. This annual awards program is designed to recognize elementary students who demonstrate outstanding artistic ability, citizenship and cooperative skills.
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.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please Update Your Membership Directory Information
Attention member school principals! Please be sure to update your membership directory information for the new school year. It is vital that we keep our membership data as current as possible so that mailings are sent to the appropriate individuals. This allows member schools to take full advantage of the benefits of CAS membership.