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Thomas Mooney Authors Newest Edition of CT School Law Guide

March 12, 2018

Thomas B. Mooney, Co-Chair of Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s School Law Practice Group, has authored the ninth edition of A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law, which was recently published by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE).

The Guide is the leading treatise on Connecticut school law and is used by school administrators, teachers, school board members and practitioners throughout the state. It also serves as the textbook for a number of school law courses offered at the graduate level in Connecticut universities.

Significant developments are addressed in the ninth edition, including:

  • Changes in Teacher Evaluation and Tenure
  • New Rules Regarding Employee Background Checks
  • New Requirements Concerning Student Data Privacy
  • New Rules for Suspension and Expulsion and Alternative Educational Opportunities
  • Revised Requirements Governing Seclusion and Restraint
  • The New “Every Student Succeeds Act”
  • The CCJEF Case and Ongoing Litigation
  • Minimum Budget Requirements
  • Changes in the Rules That Boards of Education and School Administrators Must Follow

Mr. Mooney is active in all areas of school law, including labor negotiations for certified and non-certified staff, teacher tenure proceedings, grievance arbitration, freedom of information hearings, student disciplinary matters, special education disputes and all other legal proceedings involving boards of education. In addition, he has taught school law at the University of Connecticut School of Law since 1985, and has served as Professor in Residence at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut since 2001. Best Lawyers in America named Mr. Mooney “Lawyer of the Year” in Hartford Education Law in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

For complete details about the guide and ordering information, click here.


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