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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.

Teacher sues district, claiming he wasn't given enough time to review contract

Mar 16, 2023

A teacher sued his employing school district, arguing that he had not been given sufficient time to review and sign his contract for the upcoming…

Teacher sues school after termination, alleging discrimination and retaliation

Mar 2, 2023

A charter school teacher fired after an investigation into misconduct sued the school, claiming discrimination and that the termination was in…

Commissioner says school district improperly terminated teacher's contract

Feb 16, 2023

A district's board of trustees voted to propose the termination of the teacher's contract before the end of the school year. The teacher requested a…

Teacher fired over tweets sues, citing right to free speech

Feb 3, 2023

A teacher was placed on administrative leave and later fired after publicly posted tweets about illegal immigration that were directed to…

White student sues district, claiming race-based harassment over political beliefs

Jan 19, 2023

A white high school student sued his school district, alleging that he was subject to race-based harassment. A district court dismissed the lawsuit…

Registered sex offender arrested after entering school grounds

Dec 15, 2022

A registered sex offender was arrested and charged with failure to comply with his registration requirements by knowingly entering school grounds…

Commissioner orders district to pay teacher who resigned

Dec 1, 2022

A teacher was placed on administrative leave with pay after a student recorded her making inappropriate comments about other students. Weeks later,…

Fired teacher files lawsuit against charter school, principal alleging discrimination

Oct 21, 2022

After his termination, a teacher filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that he had been…