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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 sues school after termination, alleging discrimination and retaliation

Mar 2, 2023

A charter school teacher fired after an investigation into misconduct sued the school, claiming discrimination and that the termination was in…

White student sues district, claiming race-based harassment over political beliefs

Jan 19, 2023

A white high school student sued his school district, alleging that he was subject to race-based harassment. A district court dismissed the lawsuit…

Student sues district, claims it failed to respond to racial discrimination

Oct 6, 2022

A student filed suit against a school district in federal court, alleging that the district failed to respond appropriately to incidents of racial…

Eighth grader sues district over its response to harassment claims

Sep 8, 2022

An eighth grader sued her school district, alleging it failed to train staff members and address complaints of reported peer harassment based on race…

Employee accuses former employer of discrimination

Mar 31, 2022

An employee sued his former employer, alleging that the employer discriminated against him on the basis of race and religion and subjected him to a…

Student sues administrator, school district over response to alleged sexual assault

Feb 17, 2022

A female student sued the school district and an assistant principal, alleging that they failed to adequately investigate and discipline a male…

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…

Teacher sues administrators, claims she was coerced into resigning

Nov 19, 2020

A teacher sued her campus principal and two assistant superintendents for attempting to coerce her into resigning from the district.