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Grievance Policies May Need Revision After Recent Commissioner Ruling

An August decision by the Texas Commissioner of Education concerning employee grievances constitutes an about-face on a policy that will no doubt have district administrators dialing up their attorneys around the state. The issue concerns when the timeline for filing a formal grievance begins to … [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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Can Parents Homeschool Without School District Inquiry Or Supervision?

A Texas appeals court’s recent decision in a homeschooling case helps clarify a previously muddied aspect of the state Supreme Court’s opinion in Texas Education Agency v. Leeper.   We all know that parents have a right to educate their children at home. But does that mean that they are completely … [Read More...]

The Board and the Superintendent: Tact and Diplomacy Required

Two weeks before the school board election, the board gave the superintendent a pay raise and extended his contract to a full five years.  Then the board election happened, and everything changed.  Four new board members were elected, defeating incumbents decisively. Change was in the air. This … [Read More...]

Texas Attorney General’s Office Develops Human Trafficking Prevention Manual for Education Professionals

The Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force today convened in Austin at the Travis County Center for Child Protection to discuss the State’s collaborative efforts to combat human trafficking. Task Force Chairman Attorney General Abbott addressed the task force and issued the following … [Read More...]

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