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.


3 NEW SCHOOL LAW RULINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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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.