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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.

Student inmate assaults teacher then appeals his conviction

Feb 8, 2024

A literacy teacher was giving classes to inmates in a prison when she was assaulted by one of her students.

SBEC sanctions principal's certification over alleged threat against teachers

Apr 13, 2023

A complaint was filed against a principal with the State Board for Educator Certification, alleging that his certification should be sanctioned…

Registered sex offender arrested after entering school grounds

Dec 15, 2022

A registered sex offender was arrested and charged with failure to comply with his registration requirements by knowingly entering school grounds…