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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 sues, claims district failed to accommodate special needs in IEP

Nov 30, 2023

A student sued a school district, alleging that it failed to accommodate her disabilities under the ADA.

Supreme Court says student can sue district for ADA violations

Mar 31, 2023

The U.S. States Supreme Court has ruled that a special education student is not limited to a due process complaint under IDEA and can sue a school…

Fired teacher files lawsuit against charter school, principal alleging discrimination

Oct 21, 2022

After his termination, a teacher filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that he had been…

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…

Registrar sues former district, citing discrimination over disability

Aug 12, 2021

A registrar sued her former school district, arguing that it had failed to provide reasonable accommodations to her and discriminated against her…

Supreme Court weighs in on student's dismissal from law school

May 20, 2021

The Texas Supreme Court considered a lawsuit in which a university dismissed a law student for failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA. The issue in the case…

Principal sues over nonrenewal of contract, alleging discrimination

Apr 8, 2021

A principal sued a school district after it voted to nonrenew her contract, alleging that the decision constituted discrimination against her based…

Paraprofessional sues district, claims dismissal was in retaliation for complaint

Jan 14, 2021

A paraprofessional sued a school district after his contract was terminated, alleging that the district had discriminated against him based on sex…