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Education Law for Principals 2016 - Issue #1

The first of 3 issues devoted to current legal news for principals, assistant principals and other school administrators

Legal Developments on Serving Transgender Students


Over the past year, there have been a number of significant developments concerning a school district’s obligations toward transgender students.  Even still, a lot remains unsettled. 

Operation Supply Our Students


Business and a non-profit partner to help students in 36 districts.

28 Hilarious Real-Life Teacher Stories from Reader’s Digest


2016 Back to School Workshop with Jim Walsh

The 11th Annual Back to School Program will feature a comprehensive review of legal developments that will impact the day-to-day operations of public schools from the classroom to the principal’s office to the board room.

Bring your Administrators, Lead Counselors, Special Ed. Staff, and Central Office Team!

Principals Conference Q&A Continued…


The Texas statue about terroristic threat and how it relates to schools is discussed.



Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Decision to Designate Class as Unweighted for Ranking Purposes

  Edinburg CISD v. Smith, Dkt. No. 13-16-00253, 13-16-00254 (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi 2016).

A student was told a class would be weighted as a plus 10 in ranking and was not.

Court Dismisses Student’s Claims of Abuse by Teacher

  Moreno v. McAllen ISD, Dkt. No. 7:15-CV-162 (S.D. Tex. 2015).

A suit by a parent alleging violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Title IX fails to establish these claims.

Coach’s Retaliation Claims Failed

  Rivera v. Port Arthur ISD, Dkt. No. 13-14-00214 (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi 2016).

A trial and appellate court find no evidence of retaliation against a coach who is transferred after a student incident.