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Was The Elementary Principal Entitled To Immunity From The Parent’s First Amendment Claims?

The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday issued its latest ruling in the infamous “Candy Cane” case, Morgan v. Swanson, Dkt. No. 13-40433 (5th Circuit April 2, 2014).  In this published opinion, the Fifth Circuit affirms the trial court’s grant of qualified immunity to the Plano ISD principal who did not … [Read More...]

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Appeals Court Finds No School District Liability In High-Profile Bullying Lawsuit

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week issued an extremely important decision in Estate of Montana Lance v. Lewisville ISD, a high-profile case that has received national media attention.  The … [Read More...]

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Did the School District Properly Reassign the Principal to an Assistant Principal Position?

How much power did the Texas Education Commissioner’s  decision in Jenkins v Crosby ISD give to school superintendents? “Too much,” says lawyer Kevin Lungwitz. Lungwitz, an Austin attorney who primarily represents school district professionals, was hired by Hermenia Jenkins as she fought to keep … [Read More...]

Commissioner Decision May Have Wide Implications For School Districts

A recent decision by the Commissioner of Education on a fine point of law involving personnel contracts could have wide ramifications for school districts statewide. Joyce Woods worked as a counselor in the Houston ISD during the 2009-2010 school year. Upon being informed by the district that her … [Read More...]

SBOE gives final approval to new graduation program

AUSTIN - The State Board of Education gave final approval today to the state’s new high school graduation program, which gives students added flexibility to follow their academic interests. The Texas Legislature last year created the new 22-credit Foundation High School Program, which allows … [Read More...]

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