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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 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.

Courts dismiss 7th grader's suit over sexual harassment

Sep 23, 2020

A seventh grader sued her school district, claiming that it had failed to protect her from sexual harassment from other students. The student claimed…

Student files lawsuit over school's hair-length policy

Aug 27, 2020

A student filed a lawsuit against his school district, alleging that its policy regarding hair-length was racially discriminatory. The student is…