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Criminal Jury Instructions

 

SCHOOL EMPLOYEE

"School employee" means (A) a teacher, substitute teacher, school administrator, school superintendent, guidance counselor, psychologist, social worker, nurse, physician, school paraprofessional or coach employed by a local or regional board of education or a private elementary, middle or high school or working in a public or private elementary, middle or high school; or (B) any other person who, in the performance of his or her duties, has regular contact with students and who provides services to or on behalf of students enrolled in (i) a public elementary, middle or high school, pursuant to a contract with the local or regional board of education, or (ii) a private elementary, middle or high school, pursuant to a contract with the supervisory agent of such private school 

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-65 (13) (applies to Part VI:  Sex Offenses, §§ 53a-67 -- 53a-90a). Public Acts 2009, No. 09-242, § 1, modified the definition, effective October 1, 2009, to add subsection (B).

Commentary:  See State v. McKenzie-Adams, 281 Conn. 486 (2007), cert. denied, 76 U.S.L.W. 3162 (U.S. Oct. 1, 2007) (No. 07-53) (prohibition against sexual intercourse between school employee and student does not violate constitutionally guaranteed right of privacy). 

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