Contact Your Legislators Today: Urge Them to Override the Governor’s Veto

Please contact your legislators and urge them to override the governor’s veto of SB 453, An Act Concerning Classroom Safety and Disruptive Behavior, now called Public Act 18-89. The bill Enhances classroom safety for all students and teachers Provides appropriate support, not punitive discipline, for students who harm others Reduces discriminatory discipline and discourages the…

Governor’s Veto Denies Support for Classroom Safety and Resources for Students in Need

With the swipe of his pen, Governor Malloy vetoed the best chance Connecticut has had to end the school-to-prison pipeline and reduce discriminatory discipline for students of color and special education students. Public Act 18-89, which passed the legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, would have helped ensure a safe classroom environment for all students and…

Despite Concerns, State Board of Ed Renews Charter School Contract

CEA has repeatedly drawn attention to the lack of financial accountability and oversight for charter management organizations (CMOs) in Connecticut. Despite concerns raised by CEA at yesterday’s State Board of Education meeting about the exceedingly high rates of chronic absenteeism at Stamford Academy and the questionable fees charged by its CMO, the board went ahead…

Pressure from Superintendents May Lead Governor to Veto Aggressive Student Behavior Bill

Governor Malloy is deciding whether to sign or veto Senate Bill 453 An Act Concerning Classroom Safety and Disruptive Behavior, now called Public Act 18-89, and unfortunately, some superintendents are lobbying him to veto it. The bill helps stem the tide of student assaults by making classrooms safer and providing appropriate supports and interventions to…