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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 requests hearing after complaint about restraining student

Jul 30, 2020

A complaint was filed with the State Board for Educator Certification, alleging that a teacher’s certification was subject to sanctions because she…

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…

Mother files suit after students are moved to lower grade

Jun 18, 2020

Two Egyptian nationals who immigrated to the United States with their mother enrolled in school and began attending the third grade. Approximately…

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.…

Parent holding toy gun at school charged with resisting arrest

May 21, 2020

A parent was detained and charged with resisting arrest based on his conduct while visiting his daughter's school for an awards ceremony. The parent…

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…