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 3, 2022
A complaint of negligent supervision was filed against an employee of an after-school program after a 5-year-old wandered away from the building.
Jan 20, 2022
At a hearing, an administrative law judge determined that a teacher had good cause to resign from her contract.
Dec 17, 2021
Student behavior is a growing problem, and TCTA attorneys say it has never been this difficult for members to get effective administrative help with…
Dec 2, 2021
A parent of an 11th grader sued a school district, alleging that it failed to identify and accommodate the student's disabilities.
Nov 18, 2021
A district court ruled that GA-38 conflicts with the ADA and Section 504 because it excludes disabled children from participating in and denies them…
Nov 4, 2021
A school superintendent was sued following a dispute over fundraising efforts to purchase animals at a FFA auction. He requested that the lawsuit be…
Oct 14, 2021
A complaint was filed with SBEC alleging that a teacher's certification was subject to sanctions for carrying a firearm on school grounds.
Oct 1, 2021
A complaint was filed with SBEC, alleging that a teacher's certification was subject to sanctions because the teacher had provided prohibited…
Sep 16, 2021
A teacher's contract was terminated by his school district. The teacher filed an appeal to the commissioner of education, arguing that the…
Aug 27, 2021
A Texas teacher was indicted for the offense of improper relationship between an educator and a student. After pleading guilty, he was sentenced to…
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