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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.

Understanding resignations for a promotion

Aug 6, 2021

Most teachers in Texas are employed by school districts under an employment contract that states that they may resign from the contract for the…

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…

Asked to work over your summer break?

Dec 10, 2010

Can I be required to work in the summer? What if I refuse? Can I be fired? Can the district just add days to my contract?