LEGAL QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Dear Legal Mailbag:
According to students and faculty, I have a drug problem in my school. I receive tips from different people, and at times, a teacher will inform me that a student is behaving in ways that suggest some form of substance use. In these cases, I feel that I have reasonable suspicion, and I conduct searches of bags, lockers, and pockets of that student. Despite my efforts, I have not come up with any evidence of banned substances. Continued
Paul Hoey to be Honored by Basketball Committee
On Friday, March 15th, the CIAC will kick-off a weekend of basketball finals with the 2013 Boys and Girls State Basketball Championships Dedication Ceremony at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Six individuals, including CIAC Associate Executive Director Paul Hoey, will be honored for their contributions to CT high school basketball. Paul will receive this year’s Basketball Dedication Award.
CAS Seeks Member Feedback on Nascent Emergency Response Team
CAS is in the process of creating an Emergency Response Team to support schools in the event of a crisis situation that transcends a district's capacity to manage effectively. This team would be deployed in the same manner that the Red Cross, law enforcement and mental health teams are deployed. The team’s sole task will be to provide support and guidance for principals and other building leaders. We are soliciting your assistance in selecting potential members of the CAS Emergency Response Team by identifying active and retired administrators who might serve. Please click on the link below to complete a 3-question survey. This will take no more than 2 minutes of your time.
Last Call to Register for KiDSMARATHON 2013
KiDSMARATHON, an amazing, life-changing program for students ages 7-12, is back for its fifth year - and it's growing! KiDSMARATHON is an 8 to 10 week training program that enables kids to complete a full marathon by running or walking incremental distances each week. From PE/Health classes to before and/or after school running clubs to parent supervised weekend running, kids of all sizes, shapes and abilities are encouraged to participate. KiDSMARATHON celebrations will take place at several regional sites on Saturdays in May and June this year. Additional details and registration information is available at http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/KM_flyer.pdf.
Marine Science Day Scheduled for May 15th
Mark your calendars! The 10th Annual Marine Science Day will be held on May 15th at UConn's Avery Point Campus. Students in grades 4-8 are invited to join us for a day of hands-on marine science workshops in the lab and on the Sound!
Student Voices Video Contest Deadline Quickly Approaching
There are just over 2 weeks left to submit entries to the Student Voices Video Contest sponsored by CAPSS and CAS. Great scholarships and prizes will be awarded to winning students. Please remind your school communities about this opportunity. All information can be found at www.ctstudentvoices.com. Include the promotional video in a school newscast or play it at any forum where students are present. Spread the word now!
Professional Development Opportunity for School Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Registration is open for the annual conference for school secretaries and administrative assistants which will be held on April 26th at the Aqua Turf. This is an ideal opportunity to acknowledge the great work that administrative assistants do in schools as part of the national Administrative Professionals Week. Attorneys Tom Mooney and Gwen Zittoun headline an impressive conference agenda.
Deadline Extended for Students' Tribute to Newtown
Students in elementary, middle and high school have been 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. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 22nd.