Month

March 2019
Q:       The Board proposed nonrenewal of a teacher for excessive absence last night. She has not reported to work since the beginning of January and is not at work today. How should the District provide the employee notice of proposed nonrenewal? A:        Notice should be provided by prepaid certified mail or delivered by...
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Q:        An elementary teacher on a term contract has consistently underperformed this school year. The campus principal is coaching her and would like to give the teacher an additional year to improve. However, because of her demonstrated poor performance, we want additional flexibility to end the teacher’s employment in the future. Can a school district...
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Q:        I heard last week that the Court of Criminal Appeals found a provision of the Texas Open Meetings Act unconstitutional. Which part did they strike down and what does it mean? A:        The Court found Section 551.143 of the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) unconstitutional. This section made “walking quorums” or “daisy chains” a...
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Q:        Last week, one of our long time custodians slipped on a wet floor and cracked her hip. The doctor anticipates that she will be unable to work for six weeks. She’s receiving workers compensation benefits, but today she brought in a request for FMLA leave. Am I required to process this leave request while...
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