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CAS NEWSBLAST

The CAS NewsBlast is a weekly e-mail newsletter sent to member school administrators during the school year.

Archived copies of the NewsBlast can be accessed via the links below. Previous issues can be searched using the search box.

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THE BULLETIN

Published regularly from September 1972 through January 2014, the CAS BULLETIN kept members abreast of the latest association news and at the same time provided up-to-date information on education-related trends, activities, legislation, and practices in Connecticut and nationwide.

Past issues of the CAS Bulletin, dating back to 1997, are available in .pdf format below:

A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law (8th Edition, 2014)

Author: Thomas B. Mooney

The Eighth Edition of A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law is now available at a cost of $54.95 for CAS members. The Guide is written by Tom Mooney, a lawyer who chairs the School Law Practice Group at Shipman & Goodwin and teaches education law at both the University of Connecticut School of Education and the University of Connecticut School of Law. Tom is a good friend of CAS and he has written “Legal Mailbag” for CAS Bulletin since 2001.

A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law is the leading treatise on Connecticut school law, and it is used by school administrators and other educators, 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. The Guide was first published in 1994, and the Eighth Edition, published in 2014, has been totally rewritten to incorporate all changes through the 2014 legislative session. In addition, the Eighth Edition includes a CD Rom that sets out links to the full text of cited statutes and many judicial decisions that are available on the internet.

Written for the layperson, the Guide sets out in practical terms the basic principles of school law in Connecticut. It is divided into seven chapters that deal with the major areas of school law as follows:

  • Chapter One: Board Organization, Authority and Responsibilities
  • Chapter Two: Religion and the Schools
  • Chapter Three: Teacher Employment, Evaluation and Dismissal
  • Chapter Four: Students
  • Chapter Five: Special Education
  • Chapter Six: Collective Bargaining
  • Chapter Seven: Obligations of School Boards as Employer

The Guide is available for $54.95 (plus postage and handling) for CAS members and $79.95 for non-members. To place an order, contact Erin Guarino via email at eguarinoatcasciacdotorg or via phone at (203) 250-1111.