Anne Littlefield is a member of the firm's seven-person Management Committee and also serves as Co-Chair of the firm's School Law Practice Group.
Anne represents public school districts and charter schools in labor relations, employment and education law; including collective bargaining, personnel policies and practices, constitutional law, special education, student discipline, freedom of information, and education policies. She negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of schools, including representation in interest arbitration proceedings as needed. She has represented numerous boards of education before special education due process hearing officers, the Freedom of Information Commission, the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration. As general counsel, Anne facilitates self-evaluation and goal setting sessions for boards of education. She also leads Shipman & Goodwin's model policy project which provides support to a number of school districts.
Acted as Chief Negotiator for the Hartford Board of Education in teacher negotiations during 2007. These negotiations led to an agreement to institute a school-based performance bonus for teachers, based on whether individual schools make significant gains in improving students' test scores.
Develop model policies for numerous school districts. The model policy project provides comprehensive policy support and guidance, as well as necessary policies, regulations and forms to promote timely and comprehensive legal compliance for the operation of school districts.
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