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North Texas School District Asks Mom to Prove Her Child is Jewish

A school district in Dallas, Texas is under fire after a parent told a local TV news station that she was asked to provide a note from her "religious establishment" to excuse her child from missing school on Yom Kippur, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The...

Dismissal Of Suit By School District Police Officers Upheld On Appeal

In Espinoza v. San Benito Consolidated Independent School District, No. 17-40839, 2018 WL 5018491 (5th Cir. Oct. 12, 2018), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the judgment in favor of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District in a case...

EEOC Boasts Heightened Enforcement Of Workplace Harassment Laws

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there has been a heightened demand for information and advice on workplace sexual harassment since the start of the #MeToo movement one year ago.  The EEOC says it is stepping up enforcement of workplace...

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.