Education Law for Principals - Issue #3

The third of 3 issues devoted to current legal news for principals and other administrators.

What We Learn From the Appeals Court Ruling Over a Student’s Rap Song


 
 

The reversal of the Fifth Circuit en banc, in Bell v. Itawamba County School Board, creates new lessons for school districts regarding student speech, campus disruption, and the First Amendment.




Ysleta ISD Fights Childhood Obesity


 
 

Learn about how a Texas school district is using the CATCH program.




Picture Day Fun


 
 

Education Law for Principals - Issue #2

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Even More Education Law for Principals Conference Q&A Continued…


 
 

Some more conference Q&A addressing student searches and SB 107.



3 NEW SCHOOL LAW RULINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT


Jury Verdict For District And Principal Upheld In Case Involving Alleged Molestation By Teacher


  Puckett v. Clarksville Indep. Sch. Dist., No. 14-41153, 2015 WL 4864517 (5th Cir. Aug. 14, 2015).
 

The Fifth Circuit upholds a jury verdict regarding liability of a school district and a principal in a case involving student molestation.



Woman Rejected For Seven Positions Allowed To Proceed On Age Discrimination Claims


  Stennett v. Tupelo Pub. Sch. Dist., __ Fed. Appx. __, No. 13-60783, 2015 WL 4569205 (5th Cir. July 30, 2015).
 

The Fifth Circuit reverses an age discrimination suit.



Student Allegedly Raped During Set Up Of Other Student Harasser Allowed To Proceed With Suit


  Hill v. Cundiff, __ F.3d __, 2015 WL 4747048 (11th Cir. 2015).
 

This Eleventh Circuit case deals with the rape of a student used as bait in a sting operation conducted by the district.


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