Month

September 2019
Q:       I heard that the Legislature added to the list of mitigating circumstances that a school administrator must consider before expelling a student or placing a student in a DAEP. Is that true?  A:        Yes. House Bill 811 now requires that consideration must be given to the status of a student in foster care...
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Q:        I heard that there were some new rules that came out of the 86th Legislature concerning website posting. Is that true?  A:        Yes! The 2019 legislative session added new statutory language providing requirements for posting data to district websites, including importantly, trustee information.  House Bill 963 added Texas Education Code section 11.1518...
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Q:        One of our teachers recently suffered a work-related injury, which required her to take family medical leave and entitled her to workers’ compensation benefits. We received a work status report from the teacher’s doctor’s office indicating that our teacher may return to work without restrictions. The report was completed and signed by a Registered...
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Q.        With hurricane season in full swing, are there any updates to open government laws that the district needs to be aware of? A.        Yes! SB 494, effective September 1, 2019, amended various Texas Government Code sections regarding emergency meeting notices, emergency meeting deliberations or actions, and suspension of the Public Information Act during times...
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