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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.

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…

Coach files lawsuit, claims discrimination in reassignment

Jul 9, 2020

A junior high school coach was employed at a school district from 2007 to 2018. From 2007 through 2013, she coached girls volleyball, track and…

Mother files suit after students are moved to lower grade

Jun 18, 2020

Two Egyptian nationals who immigrated to the United States with their mother enrolled in school and began attending the third grade. Approximately…

Teacher sues district, claiming discrimination

Jan 17, 2020

A teacher sued her school district, claiming that it discriminated against her and retaliated when she complained about the discrimination. The…