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In order to make the Texas School Administrators’ Legal Digest more useful to administrators and attorneys as a resource for researching and answering legal questions, the following subject matter index is provided.  The index covers the ten issues of the Legal Digest that were published in 2012.  Following the subject matter index is an alphabetical table of the cases summarized and a table of the nine feature articles published in the 2012 issues of the Digest.

Each citation in the subject matter index refers to (1) the month an issue of the Digest was published and (2) the page in that issue containing a discussion of the subject.

Example:  Fourth Amendment: April-19, June­-12, Oct-3, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-11

The example indicates that the Fourth Amendment was addressed five times in the 2012 issues of the Digest.  The Oct-3 citation is boldfaced in the index to indicate that the topic was discussed in one of the Digest’s feature articles, beginning on page 3 of the October issue.  In addition, the Fourth Amendment was discussed in opinions reported on page 19 of the April issue, page 12 of the June issue, page 10 of the November/December issue, and page 11 of the November/December issue.


Administrative Hearings (see also Commissioner of Education, Teacher Contracts, and Trustees)

assault leave:  Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-15

findings of fact/conclusions of law/recommendations:  March-14, March-15, Nov/Dec-4, Nov/Dec-5, Nov/Dec-6, Nov/Dec-11

procedural irregularities:  Feb-12, Feb-13, Nov/Dec-16

witness credibility/misconduct:  Nov/Dec-17

Administrators (see also Employees, Teachers, and Teacher Contracts)

contract issues:  Feb-6

     criminal misconduct:  Feb-23, July/Aug-8

demotion:  July/Aug-10, July/Aug-11, Sept-15

documentation:  Feb-6

     misconduct:  Nov/Dec-11

     nepotism:  March-9, July/Aug-3

reassignment:  March-1, March-9, April-17, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-10, July/Aug-11, Sept-15, Oct-14

reduction in force:  Feb-1, Feb-2, Feb-6, March-1, March-11, March-13, March-14, July/Aug-3

resignation: July/Aug-9, Sept-15

retaliation:  Jan-14, April-17, July/Aug-8, July/Aug-9

termination:  Jan-14, May-10, July/Aug-8, Sept-10, Sept-13, Oct-15, Nov/Dec-16

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA):  Jan-11, Jan-20, Feb-11, April-12

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA):  March-11

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):  Jan-13, Jan-17, Jan-18, Jan-19, Jan-22, May-1, May-14, June-1, June-2 – June-7, June­-13, June­-14, July/Aug-5, July/Aug-13, Sept-19, Sept-20, Oct-10, Oct-18, Oct-19, Oct-20, Oct-24, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-20             

Charter schools:  April-1, April-15, April-16, April-17, May-1, May-12

Commissioner of Education

authority to appoint board of managers:  May-12

damages/remedies:  March-16, Nov/Dec-15

     dismissal of claims:  Jan-16, March-11, March-12, March-13, May-9, May-10

exhaustion of administrative remedies:  Jan-15, Jan-16, March-13, March-15, March-17, April-14, April-17, July/Aug-13, July/Aug-14, Sept-17, Oct-18, Nov/Dec-19

good cause:  March-1, March-11, March-15, Nov/Dec-6, Nov/Dec-17, Nov/Dec-21

jurisdiction:  March-13, March-15, March-18, April-17, July/Aug-10, July/Aug-11, July/Aug-13, July/Aug-14, July/Aug-15, July/Aug-16, Sept-13, Sept-17, Oct-17, Oct-18

local record:  March-13, March-14, March-18, Sept-15, Nov/Dec-16, Nov/Dec-17, Nov/Dec-18

moot claims:  Nov/Dec-19

procedural irregularity:  Feb-1, Feb-12, Feb-13, March-13, Sept-15, Nov/Dec-16, Nov/Dec-17, Nov/Dec-20

standing:  July/Aug-14

substantial evidence:  Feb-13, Feb-14, March-12, March-14, March-15, March-16, April-13, Sept-17, Nov/Dec-4, Nov/Dec-16, Nov/Dec-17, Nov/Dec-18

timeliness of filing:  Feb-1, Feb-12, Feb-13, March-13, March-14, Oct-18

waiver of claim:  March-14, Sept-17

Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA):  March-9


age:  Jan-11, Jan-20, Feb-11, April-11, July/Aug-11

disability:  Jan-1, Jan-13, Jan-17, Jan-18, Jan-19, Jan-20, Jan-22, May-14, June-1, June-2 – June-7, June­-14, July/Aug-5, July/Aug-13, Sept-19, Sept-20, Oct-1, Oct-10, Oct-18, Oct-19, Oct-20, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-20

EEOC/TCHRA/OCR claims:  Jan-13, Jan-18, Jan-20, Feb-11, March-10, April-12, April-17, May-10, June-2 – June 7, June­-10, Sept-16, Oct-10, Oct-23, Oct-24, Nov/Dec-12, Nov/Dec-20

hostile work environment:  May-1, May-9, May-10, Nov/Dec-12

race/color/national origin:  Jan-11, Jan-12, Jan-13, Jan-20, Feb-15, March-10, March-19, April-10, April-11, April-13, May-9, June­-11, July/Aug-11, Sept-10, Oct-1, Oct-10, Nov/Dec-12, Nov/Dec-13

religion:  March-1, April-6, April-13, April-14, May-2, July/Aug-4

sex/gender/sexual harassment:  Jan-12, Jan-20, March-16, March-17, April-3, April-11, April-13, April-14, April-15, June­-10, June­-11, June­-13, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-5, July/Aug-11, Sept-1, Sept-11, Sept-16, Nov/Dec-13, Nov/Dec-18, Nov/Dec-20

Employees (see also Administrators, Teachers, and Teacher Contracts)

at-will:  Feb-5, May-13, Sept-13, Nov/Dec-5, Nov/Dec-6, Nov/Dec-14

breach of contract:  April-18, June­-11, Sept-13

coercion:  July/Aug-7, July/Aug-8

constructive discharge:  Jan-21, April-1, April-10, May-10

criminal charges: Feb-23, June-9, Oct-10

defamation:  July/Aug-9

demotion:  Jan-21, July/Aug-10, July/Aug-11, Sept-15

discrimination (see Discrimination)

     due process:   Jan-12, Jan-13, Jan-16, Feb-6, Feb-12, April-13, April-14, May-12, June-1, June-9, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-13, Nov/Dec-14

evaluations:  Jan-1, Jan-19, Feb-12

financial exigency:  Jan-1, Jan-15, Feb-2, Feb-3, July/Aug-3

fraud:  July/Aug-8

grievances:  Jan-1, Jan-21, Feb-14, March-17, April-1, April-17, May-1, May-10, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-9, Sept-1, Sept-12, Sept-15, Oct-16, Nov/Dec-14

interference with contract/business relationship:  March-9, April-13, June­-11

leave:  July/Aug-9, Oct-1, Oct-12, Oct-13

liability/immunity (see Liability/Immunity)

malicious prosecution:  Jan-1, Jan-17

non-Chapter 21 contracts:  Feb-5

program change: Jan-1, Jan-14, Jan-15, Feb-2, Feb-3, Feb-14, March-1, March-12, March-13, March-14, March-15, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-10

promote, failure to:  Jan-12, April-11, June­-11

reassignment:  March-1, March-9, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-10, July/Aug-11, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-10, July/Aug-11, Sept-15, Oct-14

reduction in force:  Jan-1, Jan-14, Jan-15, Feb-12, Feb-13, Feb-14, March-1, March-12, March-13, March-14, July/Aug-3

remediation:  Nov/Dec-17

     resignation:  Jan-21, May-10, July/Aug-9, Sept-15

retaliation:  Jan-12, Jan-13, Jan-20, Jan-21, March-1, March-10, March-11, April-1, April-10, April-11, April-13, May-1, May-9, May-10, May-11, June­-10, June­-11, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-8, July/Aug-9, July/Aug-11, Sept-16, Oct-1, Oct-10, Nov/Dec-12, Nov/Dec-20, Nov/Dec-21

right of privacy: July/Aug-9

sexual contact with student:  Feb-23

suspension:  March-15

termination:  Jan-13, Jan-15, March-10, March-11, March-15, March-18, April-13, May-9, June-1, June-9, June-11, July/Aug-10, July/Aug-11, Sept-1, Sept-10, Sept-13, Sept-14, Sept-15, Sept-19, Oct-1, Oct-10, Oct-15, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-3, Nov/Dec-5, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-12, Nov/Dec-13, Nov/Dec-17, Nov/Dec-18

transfer:  June-1, June-10, July/Aug-3

Equal Protection Clause:  March-16, March-19, April-3, April-12, April-15, Sept-1, Sept-11, Oct-10, Oct-16

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):  June-7, June­-10

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):  March-2, July/Aug-3, Oct-16

First Amendment

freedom of speech/expression:  Jan-1, Jan-16, April-3, April-4, April-6, April-15, May-2, July/Aug-4, Oct-2 – Oct-7, Oct-10, Oct-18, Oct-24, Nov/Dec-9, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-11

retaliation:  March-10, April-13, June­-11

Fourteenth Amendment:  Jan-16, Jan-18, Jan-27, Feb-14, March-16, April-3, April-12, April-15, May-11, June­-12, Sept-11, Oct-18, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-11, Nov/Dec-18, Nov/Dec-19

Fourth Amendment: April-19, June­-12, Oct-3, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-11

Freedom of Information Act:  Jan-18


     assault leave hearing:  Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-15

     exhaustion of administrative remedies:  Jan-1, Jan-21, Feb-14, March-14, March-17, April-17, May-10, May-11, July/Aug-14, Sept-12, Sept-16, Nov/Dec-18

failure to provide hearing:  Jan-19, Sept-12, Sept-15, Nov/Dec-18

timeliness:  Feb-14, April-17, Nov/Dec-18

retaliation:  Jan-12, Jan-13, June-10, July/Aug-3

Immunity from suit (see Liability/Immunity)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (see Special Education)

Judicial Review

amendment of claim:   Jan-21, March-16, April-12, Nov/Dec-18

collateral estoppel:  April-13

damages/remedies/attorney’s fees:  Jan-19, April-11, May-15, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-13

dismissal of claim:  Jan-11, Jan-18, Feb-11, March-19, April-11, April-12, April-17, April-19, May-11, Sept-16

evidence, admissibility:  Jan-14, Feb-11

exhaustion of administrative remedies:  Jan-20, Jan-23, Feb-1, Feb-16, Feb-18, March-17, April-12, April-13, April-17, April-18, April-19, May-1, May-10, May-11, May-13, July/Aug-9, Sept-16

frivolous claims:  March-19, June­-14, July/Aug-13

injunction: Feb-17, April-4, May-12, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-9

jurisdiction: Jan-1, Jan-21, Jan-23, Feb-16, March-11, March-17, April-9, April-13, April-16, April-17, April-18, April-19, May-9, May-10, May-11, May-13, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-7, July/Aug-9, July/Aug-11, Oct-11, Oct-17, Nov/Dec-9

mootness:  Jan-1, Jan-19, May-12

non-attorney representation:  March-10, March-19, Oct-18, Nov/Dec-12

pleadings, specificity:  March-16, March-19, May-9, June­-9, Nov/Dec-11, Nov/Dec-18, Nov/Dec-19

protective order:  March-4

sanctions:  March-19

settlement agreement:  March-1

standing:   March-19

statute of limitations:  Jan-13, Jan-22, Feb-1, Feb-16, Feb-18, April-12, Sept-19

subpoena:  March-6

Liability/immunity (see also Section 1983 and Tort Claims Act)

Eleventh Amendment immunity:  April-14

federal qualified immunity of school officials/employees:  Jan-16, Jan-18, Jan-27, April-19, April-20, May-3, May-4, May-11, June-1, June-12, Sept-11, Oct-1, Oct-4, Oct-17, Oct-6, Oct-17, Nov/Dec10, Nov/Dec-13

governmental immunity:  Feb-16, April-1, April-13, April-15, April-16, April-17, May-9, July/Aug-7, Nov/Dec-9

sovereign immunity of school districts/universities:  July/Aug-11, Oct-17

state law official immunity for school officials/employees:  Jan-17

state statutory immunity for

implementing discipline:  March-1, March-17, Sept-1, Sept-13, Sept-14, Sept-15, Nov/Dec-2 – Nov/Dec-7

                       professional employees acting in the scope of duties:  Jan-17, March-17, July/Aug-4

tort liability (see Tort Claims Act)

waiver of immunity:  Feb-16, April-16, April-17, May-9, July/Aug-7, July/Aug-9

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB):   Jan-18, Oct-21

Open Meetings Act:  Jan-14, Jan-21, March-15, June-9, Oct-16, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-9, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-18


     access to campus:  March-5, May-11, June­-14, July/Aug-5, July/Aug-13, Oct-18

     custody issues:  March-2

     grievances:  July/Aug-15

same-gender parents: March-6

special education matters (see Special Education)

Principals (see Administrators)

Public Information Act:  Sept-1, Sept-9

Rehabilitation Act:  Jan-17, Jan-18, Jan-19, Jan-22, Jan-26¸ April-14, May-14, June­-13, June­-14

Religion:  March-1, April-6, May-2 July/Aug-4

Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act (RVAA):  April-6, May-6

School Boards (see Trustees)

School Buildings and Property

     access to campus/facilities:   Jan-1, Jan-19, March-5, May-11, May-14, June­-14, July/Aug-5

competitive bidding:  Feb-17

construction contracts:  Feb-17, March-9, April-1, April-15, May-9, July/Aug-7, Oct-17

construction contract dispute:  Feb-17, March-9, April-16, May-9, July/Aug-7

insurance coverage: Oct-1, Oct-9

negligent misrepresentation:  March-9

ownership dispute:  April-1, April-9

School Districts (see also School Buildings and Property)

access to campus/facilities:  Jan-1, Jan-19, May-11, May-14, June­-14, July/Aug-5, July/Aug-13

arbitration:  Oct-1, Oct-9

boundary dispute:  April-9

breach of contract claim:  Feb-16, May-9, July/Aug-7, July/Aug-10, July/Aug-11, Sept-13, Oct-1, Oct-9, Oct-17, Nov/Dec-9

campus level advisory committee:  March-12, March-13, March-14

compulsory attendance:  April-9, July/Aug-19, July/Aug-20

contract claims:  Feb-16, Feb-17, July/Aug-7, Oct-17

corporal punishment:  Nov/Dec-3

desegregation:  Jan-11

discrimination (see Discrimination)

interlocal agreement:  April-1, April-9

liability:  Jan-1, Jan-18, Jan-27, Feb-15, Feb-16, March-19

peace officers: Sept-9

policies:  Jan-18, Jan-27, Feb-2, Feb-15, Feb-16, March-17, March-19, April-3, May-2, July/Aug-10, July/Aug-12, July/Aug-13, July/Aug-15, Sept-1, Sept-9, Oct-3, Nov/Dec-3, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-11

prayer/religion at school: March-1, April-6, May-2, July/Aug-4                                       

public funds, use of:  Sept-10

site-based decision-making committee:  Oct-9

sovereign immunity (see Liability/Immunity)

student discipline:  Jan-16, Oct-2

uniform policy/dress code: April-4, Sept-1, Sept-23, Sept-24

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:  Jan-26, May-16, July/Aug-15, Oct-20, Oct-24

Section 1981:  Jan-19, Jan-21, April-12, May-10, Sept-10, Oct-10, Nov/Dec-12

Section 1983

clearly established right:  Jan-16, Jan-18, April-4, May-3, May-4, May-11, July/Aug-4, Sept-1, Sept-11, Oct-4, Oct-6

custom/policy:  Jan-27, Feb-15, March-19, May-12, Oct-16, Oct-17, Oct-18, Nov/Dec-10

deliberate indifference:  Jan-27, Feb-15, April-1, April-14, April-15, May-11, June­-13, July/Aug-5, Oct-16

failure to train:  Jan-27, July/Aug-2

final policymaking authority:  Feb-1, Feb-15, March-19, Nov/Dec-11

objective reasonableness:  Jan-27, June­-13, Oct-6, Nov/Dec-11

private actor:  Feb-14, Feb-15, March-16, May-1, May-11, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-12

qualified immunity (see Liability/Immunity)

special relationship/duty to protect:  Feb-14, Feb-15, March-16, May-1, May-11, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-12, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-12

“state-created danger”:  Feb-15, March-16, April-15, May-12, Nov/Dec-19

Special Education             

     ADD/ADHD:  Jan-23, Jan-26, Feb-18, Feb-19, May-16, May-17, May-18, July/Aug-15, July/Aug-17, Sept-17, Sept-21, Sept-22, Oct-20, Oct-22, Nov/Dec-22, Nov/Dec-23

absences:  May-16

accommodations:  Jan-26, May-16, May-17, July/Aug-15, Sept-19

Admission, Review, Dismissal(ARD) committees/meetings

notice:  Jan-25, April-19, Oct-21

participation:  Jan-25

timeliness/scheduling: Jan-25, April-19, Oct-21

transition ARD:  Jan-25

aides/paraprofessional support:  Jan-24

assault on student:  Feb-14, May-18


appropriateness/validity:  Jan-23, Jan-25, Jan-26, Feb-18, Feb-20, Feb-22, Feb-22, March-18, May-15, May-16, May-18, May-19, Sept-21, Nov/Dec-23, Nov/Dec-24

consent/cooperation:  May-16, May-19

full and individual evaluation (FIE):  Jan-24, Jan-25, Jan-26, Feb-21, Feb-22, May-15, July/Aug-15, July/Aug-18, Sept-20, Sept-21, Sept-21, Oct-20, Oct-21, Nov/Dec-23, Nov/Dec-24

independent educational evaluation (IEE): Jan-26, April-19, May-15, May-17, July/Aug-18, Sept-21, Sept-22, Oct-20, Oct-21, Oct-22, Nov/Dec-22, Nov/Dec-23

need for:  Jan-23, Feb-20, May-15, May-16, May-19, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-15

timeliness:  Jan-25, Feb-19, March-18, July/Aug-5

triennial review/review of existing evaluation data (REED): Jan-25

assistive technology:  Jan-23, Jan-24, Feb-20, May-16, May-17, May-18, May-19, July/Aug-5

behavioral intervention plan (BIP):  Jan-26, Feb-14, Feb-19, Feb-23, March-18, May-15, May-17, May-19, July/Aug-15, July/Aug-18, Sept-21, Oct-22, Nov/Dec-22

bullying:   Jan-26, Feb-14, May-18, Sept-20, Nov/Dec-23

child find requirements: Jan-26, Feb-18, March-1, March-18, May-16, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-15, Sept-20, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-22, Nov/Dec-23

compensatory education/services:  Feb-21, March-19, July/Aug-16, Oct-19

counseling services: Jan-26, Feb-19

criminal conduct:  Feb-21

Deaf Education Bill of Rights:  May-20

delay in providing services:  Feb-19, May-16


adjustment disorder:  Sept-21

arthritis:  July/Aug-16

Asperger’s Disorder:  Sept-22

Asthma:  Sept-22

auditory impairment:  Feb-19, May-15, May-20, Nov/Dec-24

autism:  Jan-22, Feb-20, March-19, May-15, May-16, May-17, May-18, May-19, July/Aug-16, Sept-21, Oct-19, Nov/Dec-22, Nov/Dec-23

bipolar disorder:  Feb-19, Oct-21

cerebral palsy:  Jan-23

depressive disorder:  Sept-22

dyslexia:  Feb-18, July/Aug-17

emotional disturbance:  Jan-25, Jan-26, Feb-14, Feb-22, May-17, Oct-22, Nov/Dec-23

intermittent explosive disorder:  Nov/Dec-22

learning disability:  Feb-21, May-17, Sept-17

mental retardation/intellectual disability:  Jan-22, Jan-23, May-16, May-18, Sept-19

mood disorder:  Feb-22

oppositional defiance disorder: Oct-21

other health impaired:  Jan-23, Jan-26, Feb-18, May-16, May-17, July/Aug-19, Sept-21, Oct-21, Nov/Dec-23

pervasive developmental disorder:  March-18, Sept-21

speech impairment:  Jan-22, Jan-23, Feb-14, Feb-18, Feb-20, May-15, May-16, May-17, May-18, May-19, July/Aug-16, July/Aug-18, Sept-19, Sept-21, Oct-19, Nov/Dec-24

visual impairment:  Jan-24

drugs/weapons:  Feb-21

educational benefit/progress:   Jan-24, Jan-26, Feb-18, Feb-20, Feb-21, March-18, March-19, April-18, May-15, May-17, May-18, May-19, May-20, July/Aug-16, Sept-1, Sept-17, Sept-18, Sept-19, Oct-19, Oct-22, Nov/Dec-22, Nov/Dec-23, Nov/Dec-24

extended school year services (ESY):  Feb-20, April-18, May-15, May-18, May-19, Sept-21, Sept-22, Oct-19

free appropriate public education (FAPE):  Jan-22, Jan-23, Jan-24, Feb-18, Feb-20, Feb-23, May-16, May-17, July/Aug-5, July/Aug-16, July/Aug-18, Sept-18, Sept-22, Oct-19, Oct-22, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-21, Nov/Dec-23

functional behavioral assessment:  Jan-26, Feb-19, Feb-21, April-18, May-17, July/Aug-15, July/Aug-18, Sept-21, Oct-22

hearing officer/judicial review

additional evidence:  Jan-22, Feb-16

attorney fees:  May-15, July/Aug-15, July/Aug-17, Oct-19

exhaustion of administrative remedies:  Feb-1, Feb-16, Feb-18

jurisdiction:  July/Aug-19, Sept-20

procedural violations:  Jan-24, Jan-26, May-17, May-18, Oct-21

statute of limitations: Feb-16, Feb-18, March-18, May-18, May-19, Sept-21, Oct-19, Nov/Dec-23

identification/eligibility:   Jan-24, Jan-26, Feb-18, Feb-22, March-18, May-16, May-17, May-19, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-15, July/Aug-16, Sept-21, Oct-19, Oct-20, Oct-21, Oct-22, Nov/Dec-22, Nov/Dec-23, Nov/Dec-24

individualized education plan (IEP)

appropriateness:  Jan-24, Feb-18, Feb-20, Feb-21, Feb-23, April-18, May-16, May-17, May-19, July/Aug-19, Oct-19, Nov/Dec-24

development of/need for: May-16, May-17, Oct-21, Nov/Dec11, Nov/Dec-22

goals and objectives:  Feb-21, Feb-23, April-18, May-15, May-16, May-17, May-19, July/Aug-17, Nov/Dec-22, Nov/Dec-23

implementation of:   Jan-24, April-18, May-16, May-17, May-18, July/Aug-16, July/Aug-17, Oct-19

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):  Jan-23, Feb-16, Feb-19, March-2, March-17, April-18, April-19, May-12, May-15, July/Aug-16, Sept-18, Sept-19, Nov/Dec-11, Nov/Dec-21

injury to student:  Feb-14, March-17

least restrictive environment (LRE) (see placement)

manifestation determination review:  Feb-21, May-16, May-17, July/Aug-18, July/Aug-19

mediation:  May-16, Oct-22

medication:  Jan-26, Oct-21

need for services:   Jan-24, May-16, Oct-21

one-on-one instruction:  Jan-24, Feb-18, Feb-23, May-17, May-19, July/Aug-16

parents (see also ARD committees/meetings)

cause of delay:  Feb-20, May-16

consent:  Feb-18, May-16, May-19, Nov/Dec-23

notice:  May-16, May-17, Oct-21, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-11

participation/cooperation/communication:  Jan-24, Jan-25, Feb-18, Feb-20, May-17, July/Aug-16, Nov/Dec-23

training:  Feb-20, May-18


change in: Feb-20, May-16, Nov/Dec-22, Nov/Dec-23

disciplinary:  Feb-21, May-16, May-17, July/Aug-18, July/Aug-19, Sept-20, Sept-22, Oct-21, Oct-22

homebound/home school:  Jan-25, May-17, Sept-22

juvenile justice system:  Feb-21

least restrictive environment (LRE):   Jan-24, Feb-20, Feb-21, April-18, April-19, May-15, May-18, Sept-19, Sept-22, Nov/Dec-22

private placement/services:  Feb-18, Feb-22, May-16, May-17, May-18, July/Aug-17, Sept-17, Sept-21, Sept-22, Oct-1, Oct-19, Nov/Dec-23

regular education:   Jan-24, Feb-19, Feb-20, May-18, May-19, July/Aug-16, July/Aug-18, Sept-19, Sept-22

residential:  Sept-18, Oct-22

self-contained:  Feb-21, Feb-23, Sept-22, Nov/Dec-21, Nov/Dec-22

prior written notice:  May-16, May-17, May-18, Oct-22

qualifications of teacher/service providers:  Jan-22, Feb-19, May-19, July/Aug-18

referral:  Jan-26

reimbursement:  Feb-21, Feb-23, May-15, July/Aug-18, Sept-17, Sept-18, Sept-21, Sept-22, Oct-1, Oct-19

related services:  Jan-24

response to intervention (RtI): March-1, March-18

restraint: Nov/Dec-3

Section 504 (see Section 504)

sexual assault/abuse:  June­-13

Student Support Team (SST):  Jan-26

transition:  Jan-25, May-18, Sept-18

transportation:  Feb-19, May-17, July/Aug-19, Nov/Dec-24

wheelchair accessibility:  May-1, May-14, Oct-19, Oct-20

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR):  Sept-6


anti-bullying statutes: March-16, April-3, April-14, April-15, June-1, June-13, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-5, Oct-23, Oct-24, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-18

     assault by private third-party:  Feb-1, Feb-14, March-1, March-16, May-1, May-11, July/Aug-12, Nov/Dec-18

     assault on teacher:  July/Aug-2

attendance:  April-1, April-9, May-11, May-16, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-19

bullying:  Feb-1, Feb-14, March-1, March-16, April-1, April-14, June-1, June-13, July/Aug-2, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-5, July/Aug-12, Oct-2, Oct-5, Oct-6, Oct-23, Oct-24, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-18, Nov/Dec-19

corporal punishment: Nov/Dec-3

criminal charges:  Feb-21, March-1, March-19, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-19, Oct-2

death:  Jan-1, Jan-18, Feb-1,Feb-14, March-1, March-16,  April-1, April-14, April-15, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-12, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-18

disabilities (see Special Education and Section 504)

discipline:  Feb-21, March-1, March-17, March-18, March-19, June­-15, Oct-2 – Oct-9, Oct-24, Nov/Dec-3 – Nov/Dec-7

discrimination:  Jan-11, March-16, March-19, April-3, April-4, April-15, May-2, June­-13, June­-14, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-12, Oct-16

diversity: Jan-1, Jan-11

dress:  April-4, Sept-1, Sept-23, Sept-24

drugs:  Feb-21, Oct-3

due process:  Feb-14, April-15, May-11, June­-15, July/Aug-12, Nov/Dec-19

excessive force against:  March-1, March-17, Sept-1, Sept-13, Sept-14, Sept-15, Nov/Dec-2 – Nov/Dec-7, Nov/Dec-20

expulsion:  Feb-21, June­-15

extracurricular activities:  Oct-6

freedom of speech (see First Amendment)

graduation:  March-1, April-1, April-5, Oct-4

injury to:  Feb-23, March-1, March-16, March-1, March-3, March-16, April-1, April-14, April-15, May-11, June­-13, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-12, Sept-13, Sept-14, Sept-15, Oct-2, Nov/Dec-2 – Nov/Dec-7

     internet use/social media: Oct-1, Oct-2 – Oct-9, Oct-24

privacy:  Jan-26, Jan-27, July/Aug-3, Oct-4

prom:  April-2

reassignment:  Jan-1, Jan-11

records: March-5

retaliation:  Jan-17, June­-14

right to attend graduation: April-5, Oct-4

right to bodily integrity:  March-16, April-15, May-11, Oct-16, Nov/Dec-19

search of:  July/Aug-3, Oct-3, Oct-4

sexual assault/harassment:  Jan-26, Jan-27, Feb-23, March-3, March-16, May-11, June-1, June-13, June­-14, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-5, Oct-1, Oct-16

sexual orientation:  Jan-26, Jan-27, April-3, April-15

suicide: Feb-1, Feb-14, March-1, March-16, April-1, April-14, April-15, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-12, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-18

testing:  Sept-2 – Sept-7

threat to school: Oct-2, Oct-3, Oct-5, Oct-7, Oct-23, Oct-24

weapons:  Oct-2

Superintendents (see Administrators)

Teacher Contracts (see also Administrators, Teachers, and Administrative Hearings)

Chapter 21 contract:  Jan-12, Feb-11, Feb-12, Feb-13, March-18, July/Aug-10, July/Aug-11, Sept-1, Sept-13, Oct-12

constructive discharge:  Jan-21

continuing contracts:  Feb-5

nonrenewal:   Jan-12, Jan-14, Feb-1, Feb-2, Feb-12, Feb-13, Feb-14, March-11, March-12, March-13, March-14, April-1, April-13, April-14, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-9, July/Aug-10, Oct-14, Nov/Dec-19

notice of contract action: Nov/Dec-18

probationary:  Feb-4, Sept-14, Oct-15, Nov/Dec-14, Nov/Dec-18

reassignment:  April-17, July/Aug-3

resignation:  Jan-21, May-10, July/Aug-9, Sept-15

salary/compensation/stipend:     Oct-12, Oct-13, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-15

term contracts:  Feb-4

termination:  Jan-13, Jan-15, Feb-2, March-10, March-11, March-15, March-18, July/Aug-8, July/Aug-10, Sept-1, Sept-10, Sept-13, Sept-14, Sept-15, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-3, Nov/Dec-5, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-17, Nov/Dec-18

Teachers (see also Administrators, Employees, and Teacher Contracts)

appraisal:  Sept-1, Sept-11, Sept-12, Oct-16, Oct-16, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-14

assault leave:  July/Aug-2, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-15

assault on:  July/Aug-2

certification issues:  Feb-11, Nov/Dec-18

compensation:  Oct-12, Oct-13, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-15

constructive discharge:  Jan-21

corporal punishment:  Nov/Dec-3

criminal conduct:  Feb-11, Feb-23, June­-14

grievances (see Grievances)

     growth plan:  Oct-15, Oct-16, Nov/Dec-14

leave of absence:  June­-10

lesson plans:  Oct-13, Oct-14, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-16

liability/immunity (see Liability/Immunity and Section 1983)

planning and preparation:  Sept-1, Sept-12

Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS): Oct-16

program change:  Jan-14, Jan-15, Jan-16, Feb-2, March-1, March-12, March-14, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-10

reporting suspected child abuse:

retaliation: Jan-12, Jan-13, Jan-20, Jan-21, March-1, March-10, March-11, April-1, April-10, April-11, April-13, May-1, May-9, May-10, May-11, June­-10, June­-11, July/Aug-3, July/Aug-8, July/Aug-9, July/Aug-11, Sept-16, Oct-1, Oct-10, Oct-15

sexual assault/harassment of child:  Feb-23, June­-14, Oct-1, Oct-16

suspension:  March-15

termination:  March-15, March-18, July/Aug-10, Sept-10, Oct-14, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-3, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-17, Nov/Dec-18

use of force against student:  March-17, Sept-1, Sept-13, Sept-14, Sept-15, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-2 – Nov/Dec-7

Term Contract Nonrenewal Act (TCNA):  Jan-12

Texas Association of School Boards (TASB):  Feb-2, March-1, Oct-1, Nov/Dec-4

Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA): Jan-11, April-17, June­-10, July/Aug-11, Sept-16, Oct-10

Texas Constitution: Sept-10, Nov/Dec-9, Nov/Dec-15

Texas Education Agency:  Jan-1, Jan-21, Jan-23, Jan-26, May-1, May-12, Sept-2, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-21

Texas Workforce Commission:  March-10, Nov/Dec-14

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act:  March-19, Oct-24

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Jan-11, Jan-12, Jan-18, Jan-20, Feb-15, March-10, April-10, April-11, April-12, May-10, June­-10, June­-11, Sept-10, Oct-10, Nov/Dec-11, Nov/Dec-12, Nov/Dec-13

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972:  March-16, April-3, April-14, April-15, June­-10, June­-13, June­-14             , July/Aug-3, July/Aug-4, July/Aug-5, July/Aug-12, Oct-16, Oct-24, Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-18, Nov/Dec-19

Tort Claims Act: March-10, April-1, April-17, April-18, Nov/Dec-11

Trustees (see also Administrative Hearings and Open Meetings Act)

action on teacher contracts/hearing officer recommendations:   Jan-14, Feb-12, March-15, Sept-15, Nov/Dec-10, Nov/Dec-17

criminal liability:  Nov/Dec-1, Nov/Dec-9

conflict of interest:  Feb-12

final policymaking authority:  Feb-15, Feb-16

Level III grievance hearings:    Nov/Dec-18

liability/immunity (see Liability/Immunity and Section 1983)

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA):  Jan-20

Universities/Jr. Colleges

constructive discharge:  April-10

discrimination:  April-1, April-11, April-12, Sept-11

elections:  June-1, June-9

employees (see Employees)

retaliation against employees:  April-10

sovereign immunity (see Liability/Immunity)

student discipline:  June­-15

Workers’ Compensation:  July/Aug-2, Oct-11, Nov/Dec-20

Whistleblower Act:  Jan-1, Jan-14, Jan-21, March-1, March-11, April-13, May-1, May-10, May-11, July/Aug-1, July/Aug-8, July/Aug-9, Oct-1, Oct-10