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.
Feb 22, 2024
A school district board of trustees proposed the termination of a teacher's contract after she slapped a student.
Feb 8, 2024
A literacy teacher was giving classes to inmates in a prison when she was assaulted by one of her students.
Jan 25, 2024
A teacher sued a city after she fell and injured herself during convocation.
Jan 11, 2024
Two school board members filed a lawsuit against a school district, alleging that the district failed to provide documents and information to the…
Nov 30, 2023
A student sued a school district, alleging that it failed to accommodate her disabilities under the ADA.
Nov 17, 2023
Parents filed a grievance with a school district, arguing that they had the right to remove their child from accelerated instruction.
Nov 2, 2023
A parent filed a complaint at TEA alleging that a school district violated the law by denying her request to transfer her child to a different campus.
Oct 19, 2023
A coach at a private school appealed his conviction on multiple counts of indecency with a child, online solicitation of a minor and inappropriate…
Oct 5, 2023
A complaint was filed against a teacher with SBEC, alleging that the teacher's certification was subject to sanctions for contract abandonment.
Sep 21, 2023
HB 900, which was to go into effect on Sept. 1, is on hold pending the outcome of a lawsuit.