Great news! The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier decision by the United States District Court for Connecticut (federal court) concluding that young adults must remain eligible for special education services until they turn 22.
On August 27, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the Connecticut State Board of Education’s motion to stay an earlier district court ruling that concluded that children (young adults) must remain eligible for special education until they turn 22 or graduate with a “regular high school diploma.”
On June 10, 2020, the United States District Court for Connecticut (federal court) concluded that children (young adults) must remain eligible for special education services until they turn 22, invalidating current state law.
Well, it’s official, the Governor’s Executive Order 7X has extended in class cancellations through May 20, 2020. Guidance from the State Department of Education has been coming out daily. There are a few things you should know. First, the Governor’s Executive Order 7N suspends all state summative and alternate assessments, universal reading screening assessments, and administration of reading assessments in priority districts for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. So, that SBAC testing your 8th grader was worried about? Not happening.
Schools are closing across Connecticut in an effort to slow the pace of the coronavirus pandemic. The federal Department of Education has issued a Q&A. Here is what parents need to know.