Month

April 2019
Q:        A high school student’s annual ARD is approaching. The student has turned 18 years old since his last ARD and has not been declared incompetent through a guardianship proceeding. Is the district required to invite the parent to attend the upcoming ARD?  A:        No. Under Texas law, all parental rights under the Individuals with...
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Q:       We have an employee who has informed us that he wishes to join the military reserves and will need to leave for training for 20 weeks during this school year. Since he was not in the military when he was hired, do we have to continue his employment when he is gone? A:...
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Q:       We recently encouraged hourly employees in our Facilities Department to attend trade-related training programs. An HVAC Foreman drove out-of-town and attended an approved two-day HVAC training course in order to perform his job duties better. The employee now seeks compensation for all time he spent attending the program, including his travel. We believe we...
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Q:       We proposed a teacher for nonrenewal last night. Today, I received a request from the local newspaper for the notice of proposed nonrenewal letter “and all documentation supporting the superintendent’s recommendation, including the most recent evaluation instrument.” Do I really have to produce all of this stuff? A:        Yes and no. While...
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