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Legal Updates

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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.

Paraprofessional sues district, claims dismissal was in retaliation for complaint

Jan 14, 2021

A paraprofessional sued a school district after his contract was terminated, alleging that the district had discriminated against him based on sex…

Teacher sues administrators, claims she was coerced into resigning

Nov 19, 2020

A teacher sued her campus principal and two assistant superintendents for attempting to coerce her into resigning from the district.

Paraprofessional files grievance over job change

Oct 22, 2020

A paraprofessional filed a grievance with her school district after her position as an office manager in the Food Services division was targeted for…

Teacher claims unlawful termination after reporting misconduct

Sep 10, 2020

A teacher filed a lawsuit against his former school district, alleging that he had been unlawfully terminated as retaliation for reporting…

Counselor seeks hearing to contest sanctions on her certification

Aug 13, 2020

A complaint was filed with the State Board for Educator Certification against a counselor who resigned from the district. The district claimed that…

Coach files lawsuit, claims discrimination in reassignment

Jul 9, 2020

A junior high school coach was employed at a school district from 2007 to 2018. From 2007 through 2013, she coached girls volleyball, track and…

Teacher requests hearing over sanctions to his certification

Jun 4, 2020

A complaint was filed against a teacher, alleging that his teaching certificate was subject to sanctions based on his conduct toward another teacher.…

Teacher files grievance over reassignment, lower salary

May 7, 2020

A teacher filed a grievance with a school district, arguing that his reassignment from athletic director to DAEP teacher constituted an illegal…

Teacher's contract terminated over excessive use of force

Apr 23, 2020

A school district proposed the termination of a teacher's contract for excessive use of force with students. The teacher requested a hearing…

Teacher sues district over mold in classrooms

Apr 9, 2020

A teacher filed a lawsuit against her former school district, alleging that mold was present in her classrooms and that the mold adversely affected…