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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.

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…

Teacher sues district over mold in classrooms

Apr 9, 2020

A teacher filed a lawsuit against her former school district, alleging that mold was present in her classrooms and that the mold adversely affected…

Teacher reprimanded after student leaves group during field trip

Feb 28, 2020

A complaint was filed against a teacher with the State Board for Educator Certification, alleging that the teacher’s certification was subject to…