Month

May 2017
Q:      Our graduation ceremonies are this weekend and we have a student-elected speaker slated to give the introduction. She has asked if she can provide a brief prayer as part of her remarks. Is this allowable? A:      Yes, but only if the prayer is initiated and led by the student. The Fifth Circuit Court has...
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Q:      Board policy requires we determine Valedictorian based upon the student’s grade point average at the end of the 5th six-weeks. Highest Ranking Graduate is awarded to the student with the highest GPA at the end of the school year. Based on grade projections, we anticipate a tie between two students for Highest Ranking...
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Q:      A local youth jazz band is taking a trip to Louisiana this summer for a jazz performance. The organizer of the trip is a campus principal, whose son is a member of the jazz band. Her participation is in no way associated with her position as principal, and the only school involvement was...
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Q:      Our district is currently conducting school board elections, with Election Day this Saturday, May 6, 2017. We have a school board meeting the following Monday. Can the new board members be named and sworn in at the Monday board meeting? A:      No, the newly elected board members cannot file their statement of...
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