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2016 Education Law for Principals Edition - Issue #2

The 2nd of 3 issues devoted to current legal news for principals and other school administrators

Department of Education Releases Detailed Guidance on Homeless Students and ESSA


Highlights and links to resources regarding new guidance from ESSA for supporting homeless students.

$500 Checks for Everyone


Welcome Back School Meeting Interrupted by Les Miserables Flash Mob


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!

More Principals Conference Q&A Continued…


A question about student searches and the fourth amendment is answered.



Texas Federal Court Enjoins Enforcement of DOE/DOJ Transgender Guidelines

  State of Texas v. United States of America, Dkt. No. 7:16-cv-00054-O (N.D. Tex. August 21, 2016).

The most current litigation on transgender students and bathrooms.

Lesson Requiring Recitation of the Mexican Pledge Did Not Violate Student’s Rights

  Brinsdon v. McAllen ISD, Dkt. No. 15-40160 (5th Cir. 2016).

The Fifth Circuit looks at whether a student’s free speech rights were violated.

Did The Students’ Detention at Prom to Administer Breathalyzer Tests Violate the Constitution?

  Ziegler v. Martin County School District, Dkt. No. 15-11441 (11th Cir. 2016).

First and Fourth Amendment questions about student detention are answered by the Eleventh Circuit court.