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If you have any questions regarding SEEK in Connecticut, contact one of our attorneys at (203) 221-3100.

What is SEEK?

The Special Education Equity for Kids in Connecticut (SEEK) is a statewide coalition comprising parents, providers, attorneys, and advocates dedicated to advancing quality education and civil rights for students with disabilities. We are grateful for the opportunity to address H.B. 6667 today. I am here to express our support for Section 11.

SEEK strongly opposes all forms of exclusionary discipline, including out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, and school-based arrests for anything other than serious felonies. Such disciplinary measures are not conducive to effective education, as they hinder the academic progress of affected students. They are also ineffective in modifying behavior, as there is no evidence that excluded students learn from these actions and improve their conduct. Moreover, these practices undermine effective school management by conveying to misbehaving students that the school lacks effective strategies to address their behavior, often leading them to perceive the juvenile justice system as ineffectual.

Maya Murphy P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state, including the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to an attorney about a legal matter, please contact Joseph C. Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or JMaya@Mayalaw.com to schedule a free initial consultation today.