Issues related to public school employment and students sometimes must be resolved above the campus or district levels. Some cases go to the Texas commissioner of education or State Board for Educator Certification; others are decided by the courts. TCTA reports on cases of interest in our emailed eUpdate newsletter. You'll also find those reports below.
Sep 21, 2023
HB 900, which was to go into effect on Sept. 1, is on hold pending the outcome of a lawsuit.
Sep 7, 2023
A parent filed a lawsuit after a school resource officer tased her son while attempting to prevent him from exiting the school building.
Aug 24, 2023
An athletic director filed a grievance to challenge his school district's decision to reassign him to a teaching position.
Aug 10, 2023
A school counselor licensed in Ohio and Missouri filed a lawsuit after TEA denied her application for a school counselor certificate in Texas. She…
Jul 27, 2023
A complaint was filed against a seventh grade teacher with the State Board for Educator Certification, alleging that the teacher's certificate should…
Jul 12, 2023
A teacher sued a school district, arguing that it retaliated against him when it made the decision to terminate his contract.
Jun 23, 2023
A district proposed termination of two employees after learning they both received extra pay while working to upgrade the district's payroll system.
Jun 8, 2023
A school district filed a complaint against a teacher with the State Board for Educator Certification, alleging that the teacher's certificate should…
May 26, 2023
A school secretary sued her employer school district, alleging that it violated the Texas Whistleblower Act.
May 11, 2023
A district proposed terminating a teacher's contract after she allegedly violated district policy and FERPA.