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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.

What Happens if I Resign Now?

Oct 8, 2020

The deadline to resign from a Chapter 21 contract has passed and educators are dealing with continuously changing patterns of COVID-19 risk, varying…

Courts dismiss 7th grader's suit over sexual harassment

Sep 23, 2020

A seventh grader sued her school district, claiming that it had failed to protect her from sexual harassment from other students. The student claimed…

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…

Student files lawsuit over school's hair-length policy

Aug 27, 2020

A student filed a lawsuit against his school district, alleging that its policy regarding hair-length was racially discriminatory. The student is…

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…

Cautions regarding remote instruction

Aug 1, 2020

Educators setting up online learning programs for students should consider these precautions.

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…