Education Law for Principals 2016 - Issue #1The 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.
3 NEW SCHOOL LAW RULINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
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.