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Connecticut Public Acts and Current Orders
Research guides prepared by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:
  • Rights of Minors in Connecticut
  • Sec. 3. Truancy
  • Sec. 4. School Discipline
  • Sec. 5. Freedom of Speech in Public Schools
  • OLR Research Reports - Office of Legislative Research:

    State Department of Education 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan 2020-R-0187
    Provide an analysis of whether the new COVID-19-related requirements in the State Department of
    Education's (SDE) school reopening plan released by the governor and the education commissioner
    on June 29, 2020, are supported by state law or other legal authority.

    COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Education and Child Care 2020-R-0111
    This report provides brief summaries of the governor's COVID-19 executive orders concerning education and child care.



    Health, Safety, and Security


    Reforms, Mandates, and Funding

    Sports and Physical Education




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    Connecticut General Statutes

    Selected Statutes:

    Chapter 166 - Teachers and Superintendents

    • Sec. 10-151. Employment of teachers. Definitions. Notice and hearing on failure to renew or termination of contract. Appeal. [Tenure Law]

    • Sec. 10-151a. Access of teacher to supervisory records and reports in personnel file.

    • Sec. 10-151c. Nondisclosure of records of teacher performance and evaluation. Exceptions.

    Chapter 168 - School Attendance and Employment of Children

    Chapter 170 - Boards of Education

    • Sec. 10-233a. Definitions. [Removal, Suspension, Expulsion of Student].

    • Sec. 10-233b. Removal of pupils from class.

    • Sec. 10-233c. Suspension of pupils.

    • Sec. 10-233d. Expulsion of pupils.

    • Sec. 10-233e. Notice as to disciplinary policies and action.

    • Sec. 10-233f. In-school suspension of pupils. Reassignment.

    • Sec. 10-233g. Reports of principals to police authority concerning physical assaults upon school employees by students.

    • Sec. 10-233h. Arrested students. Reports by police, disclosure, confidentiality. Police testimony at expulsion hearings.

    CT Department of Education Regulations

    Selected Regulations:

    Title 10 - Regulations

    • 10-4-1 to 10-4-26. Organization Description, Rules of Practice, Public Inspection

    • 10-4b-1 to 10-4b-10. Procedures to Implement Section 10-4b of the Connecticut General Statutes (Education Interest of the State)

    • 10-8a-1 to 10-8a-8. Exemption of Educational Institutions from Licensing Requirements by the Department of Children and Youth Services

    • 10-145d-612 to 10-145d-613. Standards for the Issuance of a Certificate for the Position of School Business Administrator (License Revocation)

    • 10-226e-1 to 10-226e-9. Racial Imbalance Law

    Federal Laws

    Selected Laws:

    Court Decision

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