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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.

Student sues when her class rank drops after school consolidation

Aug 25, 2022

A student sued after her class rank dropped from second to third when her high school was consolidated with another school.

Governor's order regarding transgender students puts educators in a difficult spot

Mar 3, 2022

Gov. Abbott has directed DFPS to investigate sex-reassignment and puberty-blocking treatments as suspected child abuse, which puts teachers in a…

Supreme Court backs cheerleader's right to free speech

Jul 1, 2021

A cheerleader failed to make the varsity cheer squad. While visiting a local convenience store over the weekend, she posted two images on Snapchat.…

Supreme Court weighs in on student's dismissal from law school

May 20, 2021

The Texas Supreme Court considered a lawsuit in which a university dismissed a law student for failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA. The issue in the case…

Parents claim district failed to provide free, appropriate education

Mar 25, 2021

Parents filed a due process complaint against their child's school district, alleging that the district failed to provide a Free and Appropriate…

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…