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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 faces sanctions for bringing gun on campus

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.

Student caught with drugs asks court to toss evidence

Nov 5, 2020

A student was arrested and charged with delinquent conduct for possession of a controlled substance on school property. The student requested that…

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…

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…

Court backs school in search that finds a student with a gun

Mar 13, 2020

A student was arrested and charged with delinquent conduct after he was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm at school. At trial, he argued…