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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 invokes disability in appeal after district terminates his contract

Sep 16, 2021

A teacher's contract was terminated by his school district. The teacher filed an appeal to the commissioner of education, arguing that the…

What happens if Texas teachers strike?

May 8, 2018

Teachers and other educators in states like Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona are stepping out of the classroom in protest over salaries,…

Using school district email for personal communications

Sep 14, 2015

You are sitting at your desk during planning time and get an email from a college friend, inviting you to a baby shower that weekend. You hit “reply…

Information: Public Or Private?

May 11, 2011

School districts expect you to know the rules on accessing and using district and student information, and you should expect the same from your…