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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.

Parent sues under IDEA after child brings weapon to school

Mar 7, 2024

A parent sued a school district under IDEA on behalf of her child, a 13-year-old seventh grader with special needs, after the student was placed in a…

Parents claim district failed to provide free, appropriate education

Mar 25, 2021

Parents filed a due process complaint against their child's school district, alleging that the district failed to provide a Free and Appropriate…

Parents file suit over treatment of child in special education

Dec 11, 2020

Parents sued a school district following an incident with their child. At the time of the incident, the child was 10 and diagnosed with autism…