mailbag_transparent_background.pngDear Legal Mailbag:
I was having a nice relaxing afternoon until the call I just got from the police department. The sergeant told me that two detectives are on the way to my school to question two students and to review their discipline records. Apparently, the police suspect these students of drug dealing. I think that they are on the right track with one of them, but that student’s parents would lawyer up in a minute if I let them know about the impending “visit.” Should I just keep my mouth shut or do I have to call the parents?

Latest Update on Implementation of New Evaluation System

peac_flow_chart_resized.jpgOn Monday, February 4th, the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) reached consensus on what will be a bridge year for implementing the new evaluation system and on what the state responsibility should be for bearing the cost of the new system. 
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Last Call to Register for Arts Banquet - Seeking Student to Sing National Anthem

Registration for the Annual High School Arts Awards Banquet closes on March 1st. The banquet, for seniors who excel in either the performing or visual arts, will be held on Monday, April 1st. CAS is looking for an honoree to sing the national anthem that evening. Contact CAS now! 
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CASC Spring Conference Registration Deadline Extended

aric_jackson_thumb.jpgHigh school student leaders and their advisors are invited to Wesleyan University on March 15th & 16th for a fantastic series of workshops designed to improve school climate. Online registration is open for the annual spring state leadership conference which will feature keynote speaker and teen leadership specialist A'ric "The Dream Achiever" Jackson.
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State Offers Creative Outlet for Students to Pay Tribute to Newtown

newtown.jpgStudents in elementary, middle and high school are invited to express their thoughts and concerns regarding the Newtown tragedy through various creative forms, including art and writing. Their responses will be a tribute to Newtown's experiences and the impact of the tragedy on the students of our state.
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Testimony on Treatment of Students with Mental Health Issues

On January 25th, a panel of representatives from CAS, CAPSS, CABE and CASBO testified at a hearing sponsored by the school security sub-committee of the newly created Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety. In response to a request that panel members share their thoughts regarding the identification and treatment of people with mental health issues and regarding the employment of deans of students to assist in this regard, the four associations collaborated on this document.

Do You Aspire to Work in a Central Office Leadership Position?

neag.jpgThe Department of Educational Leadership at UConn's Neag School of Education invites interested school administrators to its Executive Leadership Program information session. Join department faculty on March 13th to learn more about its highly regarded superintendent preparation and certification program.

2013 Challenge to Educational Citizenship Awards

challenge_citizenship.jpgThe state department of education is now accepting submissions from Connecticut middle and high schools for the statewide Challenge to Educational Citizenship Awards. Any student-organized activity that represents a "good deed" is eligible for submission.
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Getting the Work Done - Tips for Busy Principals

With the added demands of Common Core and the new state evaluation system, it is increasingly difficult for administrators to balance leadership and management duties to best support student achievement. Learn from veteran educators what managerial strategies they have used which have allowed them to focus on being instructional leaders.
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Mark Your Calendars: Summer Leadership Institute Dates Set

cover_common_core_leading_cropped.jpgThe Annual Summer Leadership Institute will be held June 27th & 28th at the Heritage Conference Center in Southbury. This year's theme is Common Core of Leading: Connecticut School Leadership Standards.
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About CAS

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Contact CAS

P: 203-250-1111 F: 203-250-1345
30 Realty Dr
Cheshire, CT 06410

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