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Middle School. Duties of boards of education. The statement of goals shall be consistent with state-wide goals pursuant to subsection c of section Each local or regional board of education shall annually establish student objectives for the school year which relate directly to the statement of educational goals prepared pursuant to this subsection and which identify specific expectations for students in terms of skills, knowledge and competence. The superintendent of each local and regional school district shall present the profile report at the next regularly scheduled public meeting of the board of education after each November first.
The profile report shall provide information on measures of 1 student needs, 2 school resources, including technological resources and utilization of such resources and infrastructure, 3 student and school performance, including in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, the number of truants, as defined in section a, and chronically absent children, as defined in section c, 4 the number of students enrolled in an adult high school credit diploma program, pursuant to section , operated by a local or regional board of education or a regional educational service center, 5 equitable allocation of resources among its schools, 6 reduction of racial, ethnic and economic isolation, 7 special education, and 8 school-based arrests, as defined in section n.
For purposes of this subsection, measures of special education include A special education identification rates by disability, B rates at which special education students are exempted from mastery testing pursuant to section q, C expenditures for special education, including such expenditures as a percentage of total expenditures, D achievement data for special education students, E rates at which students identified as requiring special education are no longer identified as requiring special education, F the availability of supplemental educational services for students lacking basic educational skills, G the amount of special education student instructional time with nondisabled peers, H the number of students placed out-of-district, and I the actions taken by the school district to improve special education programs, as indicated by analyses of the local data provided in subparagraphs A to H , inclusive, of this subdivision.
The superintendent shall include in the narrative portion of the report information about parental involvement and any measures the district has taken to improve parental involvement, including, but not limited to, employment of methods to engage parents in the planning and improvement of school programs and methods to increase support to parents working at home with their children on learning activities. For purposes of this subsection, measures of truancy include the type of data that is required to be collected by the Department of Education regarding attendance and unexcused absences in order for the department to comply with federal reporting requirements and the actions taken by the local or regional board of education to reduce truancy in the school district.
Such truancy data shall be considered a public record, as defined in section The inspection and evaluation program shall include, but not be limited to, a review, inspection or evaluation of the following: 1 The heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; 2 radon levels in the air; 3 potential for exposure to microbiological airborne particles, including, but not limited to, fungi, mold and bacteria; 4 chemical compounds of concern to indoor air quality including, but not limited to, volatile organic compounds; 5 the degree of pest infestation, including, but not limited to, insects and rodents; 6 the degree of pesticide usage; 7 the presence of and the plans for removal of any hazardous substances that are contained on the list prepared pursuant to Section of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, 42 USC et seq.
Local and regional boards of education conducting evaluations pursuant to this subsection shall make available for public inspection the results of the inspection and evaluation at a regularly scheduled board of education meeting and on the board's or each individual school's web site.
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The committee shall recommend, develop, review and approve all curriculum for the local or regional school district. Such records shall include any reports made to the Department of Children and Families. The Department of Education shall have access to such records. History: act substituted Sec. See Sec. Powers conferred and duties imposed by former statute construed.
Former statute cited. Town may defend action brought against committee for official acts under former statute; duties as to moral fitness of teachers. Former statute held not to repeal provision in city charter. Control of town over committee under former statute. Actions of board, within confines of its powers, not subject to control of city common council or officers; if land devoted to school purposes, held city could not condemn it for a highway without approval of school committee.
Section must be read with Sec. Number of teaching positions, need of curriculum coordinator and maintenance of school properties were matters within discretion of school board. Ability of board to perform its statutory duties not destroyed by requirement of town charter that it select nonprofessional employees under civil service requirements.
Town, by referendum, could delegate its power of eminent domain to board of education which had authority to exercise it. There is no statutorily mandated exception to residency requirement for displacement due to natural disaster, however board has discretion to interpret this section and Sec.
Elements justifying indemnification of a board member. Boards of education may discontinue or unite schools; history of section reviewed. Board as agent of the state.
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Boards of education may accord problem of racial imbalance relevance in making decisions. School boards are agents of the state, not subject to recall under a municipal charter. The Connecticut education system violates Art. I, Sec.
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VIII, Sec. Relationship between boards of education and municipal budget authorities; extent of municipal obligation to finance education. Local board of education is not acting as agent of the state and not entitled to sovereign immunity when acting to recover damages arising from construction of school building. Town charter that allows for separate referenda for town's operating budget and education budget and that allows voters to reject the budgets three times does not rise to the level of a veto and does not violate state statute and policy concerning education.
Context of community orientation of family discussed in determining place of residence for purposes of school attendance.
Each local or regional board of education may allow any paraprofessional or noncertified employee to participate, on a voluntary basis, in any in-service training program provided pursuant to this section. Such professional development and evaluation committee shall consist of 1 at least one teacher, as defined in subsection a of section d, selected by the exclusive bargaining representative for certified employees chosen pursuant to section b, 2 at least one administrator, as defined in subsection a of section e, selected by the exclusive bargaining representative for certified employees chosen pursuant to section b, and 3 such other school personnel as the board deems appropriate.
The duties of such committees shall include, but not be limited to, participation in the development or adoption of a teacher evaluation and support program for the district, pursuant to section b, and the development, evaluation and annual updating of a comprehensive local professional development plan for certified employees of the district. Such plan shall: A Be directly related to the educational goals prepared by the local or regional board of education pursuant to subsection b of section , B on and after July 1, , be developed with full consideration of the priorities and needs related to student outcomes as determined by the State Board of Education, and C provide for the ongoing and systematic assessment and improvement of both teacher evaluation and professional development of the professional staff members of each such board, including personnel management and evaluation training or experience for administrators, shall be related to regular and special student needs and may include provisions concerning career incentives and parent involvement.
The State Board of Education shall develop guidelines to assist local and regional boards of education in determining the objectives of the plans and in coordinating staff development activities with student needs and school programs. Such institutes shall serve as model programs of professional development and shall be taught by exemplary Connecticut teachers and administrators and by other qualified individuals as selected by the Department of Education. The Department of Education shall charge fees for attending such institutes provided such fees shall be based on the actual cost of such institutes.
Funds available under this subsection shall be paid directly to school districts for the provision of substitute teachers when cooperating teachers are released from regular classroom responsibilities and for the provision of professional development activities for cooperating and student teachers, except that such funds shall not be paid to nonpublic schools for such professional development activities.
The cooperating teacher program shall operate in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Board of Education in accordance with chapter 54, except in cases of placement in other countries pursuant to written cooperative agreements between Connecticut institutions of higher education and institutions of higher education in other countries.
A Connecticut institution may enter such an agreement only if the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents for Higher Education have jointly approved the institution's teacher preparation program to enter into such agreements. Student teachers shall be placed with trained cooperating teachers. Cooperating teachers who are Connecticut public school teachers shall be selected by local and regional boards of education. Cooperating teachers at such private special education facilities, nonpublic schools and other designated facilities shall be selected by the authority responsible for the operation of such facilities.
If a board of education is unable to identify a sufficient number of individuals to serve in such positions, the commissioner may select qualified persons who are not employed by the board of education to serve in such positions.
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Such regulations shall require primary consideration of teachers' classroom experience and recognized success as educators. The provisions of sections a to n, inclusive, shall not be applicable to the selection, placement and compensation of persons participating in the cooperating teacher program pursuant to the provisions of this section and to the hours and duties of such persons. The State Board of Education shall protect and save harmless, in accordance with the provisions of section , any cooperating teacher while serving in such capacity.
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G as Subpara. H , effective July 1, ; pursuant to P. A , effective July 1, ; P. H re mental health first aid training and redesignating existing Subpara. H as Subpara. I , effective April 4, ; P.