prepared by the Connecticut
Judicial Branch law librarians:
Rights of Minors in Connecticut
Sec. 4. Truancy
Sec. 5. School Discipline
Sec. 6. Freedom of
Speech in Public Schools
OLR Research Reports - Office of
State Department of Education 2020-2021 School Reopening
Provide an analysis of whether the new COVID-19-related
requirements in the State Department of
reopening plan released by the governor and the
on June 29, 2020, are
supported by state law or other legal authority.
COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Education
and Child Care
This report provides brief summaries of the governor’s
COVID-19 executive orders concerning education and child
Due Process Under Special Education Law During the
Summarize the State Department of Education’s
guidance (“SDE guidance”) to school districts
regarding due process requirements under the federal
Individuals with Disabilities and Education
U.S.C. 1400, et seq.) during school closures due to
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health, Safety, and Security
Mandates, and Funding
Sports and Physical Education
From the Connecticut Network for Legal Aid:
Pamphlets from the Connecticut Women's
Education and Legal Fund:
Publications from the Connecticut
Department of Education:
Information from KidsCounsel Center for
Publications from the
Congressional Research Service:
Chapter 166 - Teachers and
10-151. Employment of teachers. Definitions.
Notice and hearing on failure to renew or termination of contract. Appeal. [Tenure Law]
Access of teacher to supervisory records and reports in personnel file.
of records of teacher performance and evaluation. Exceptions.
Chapter 168 - School
Attendance and Employment of Children
parents. School attendance age requirements.
Sec. 10-185. Penalty.
[Noncompliance with Sec. 10-184]
procedures concerning truants.
Chapter 170 - Boards of
Sec. 10-233a. Definitions. [Removal, Suspension, Expulsion of Student].
pupils from class.
Notice as to disciplinary policies and
suspension of pupils. Reassignment.
principals to police authority concerning physical assaults upon school
employees by students.
students. Reports by police, disclosure, confidentiality. Police testimony at
CT Department of