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February 2019
Q:        We have a third grade teacher who is not meeting expectations for instruction and classroom management. We are interested in renewing her employment for next year; however, we think she would be better suited in a non-testing grade until she gets more experience in the classroom. Can we make this change now? A:        Yes....
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Q:        We’re gearing up for our spring ARDs. How should we respond to parent requests for video surveillance made after annual ARD meetings? A:        In accordance with Section 29.022 of the Texas Education Code and its newly adopted implementing regulations, the district should respond in accordance with  the specific timeframes related to: (1) a parent’s...
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Q:       While walking through the parking lot, one of our high school teachers spotted a hunting rifle resting on the back seat of a locked truck. The vehicle belongs to a junior honors student who has no prior disciplinary record and will likely graduate at the top of her class. The student explained that she...
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Q:        I received notification that TASB revised their contract forms for 2019. Are the edits significant enough that we need to update our contract forms for next year? A:       Yes! The revised model contracts incorporate clarification of key contract and addenda provisions recommended as a result of Commissioner of Education and court decisions. The revisions should...
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