Education Law for Principals - Issue #1

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

Transgender Students on Your Campus: What Are Their Rights?


 
 

What rights do transgender students have on campus? That is a question many school districts, school attorneys, parents, state legislatures, and courts have been asking lately.



 


Healthy options


 
 

This school’s efforts to promote healthy eating was a big hit on that campus to the administration, students, and of course, parents!



 


Kid President’s Message to Graduates


 
 

Education Law for Principals - Issue #2

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Education Law for Principals Conference Q&A Continued…


 
 

Our conference Q&A session was a big hit, but not all of the questions could be answered. Let’s take a look at a few. . .



4 NEW SCHOOL LAW COURT RULINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT


Teacher Testimony of Student’s Abuse Allowed


  Ohio v. Clark, Dkt. No. 13-1352 (U.S. June 18, 2015).
 

This case involved the criminal conviction of an Ohio man for child abuse, based in part on a preschool teacher’s testimony concerning statements the child made to her.



Title VII Pregnancy Accommodations Clarified


  Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., Dkt. No. 12-1226 (U.S. March 25, 2015).
 

After a female UPS employee became pregnant, her doctor restricted her from lifting more than 20 pounds. Because UPS required its drivers to be able to lift 70 pounds, UPS told the woman that she could not work while she was pregnant.



Abercrombie & Fitch Religious Accommodation Suit


  EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Dkt. No. 14-86 (U.S. June 1, 2015).
 

Abercrombie & Fitch refused to hire a Muslim woman because her headscarf violated the store’s dress policy.



Teacher Allowed To Proceed With Discrimination Suit


  Jackson v. Frisco ISD, Dkt. No. 14-40371, __ F.3d __, 2015 WL 3687803 (5th Cir. June 15, 2015).
 

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing a former Frisco ISD teacher/coach to pursue race discrimination and retaliation claims stemming from his nonrenewal.


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