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.
Sep 7, 2023
A parent filed a lawsuit after a school resource officer tased her son while attempting to prevent him from exiting the school building.
Sep 8, 2022
An eighth grader sued her school district, alleging it failed to train staff members and address complaints of reported peer harassment based on race…
Aug 11, 2022
A kindergarten teacher involved in a physical altercation with a student was suspended from her teaching duties and reassigned to another position…
Apr 28, 2022
A student sued a police officer, alleging that the officer violated his Fourth Amendment rights.
Mar 3, 2022
A seventh grader accused of murder asked a judge to dismiss his statement to police, claiming that he was not read his rights.
Dec 17, 2021
Student behavior is a growing problem, and TCTA attorneys say it has never been this difficult for members to get effective administrative help with…
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.
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…
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…
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…