Month

November 2019
Q:       A student was caught with brass knuckles at school today. I thought brass knuckles were considered a prohibited weapon requiring expulsion but it’s not listed in the Glossary to our Code of Conduct. Is the District required to expel the student under Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code?    A:        No. During the...
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Q:        A high school female recently alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her during a passing period. After investigation, we disciplined the male in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and made a report to law enforcement. The parent is now claiming that we should have contacted CPS because of the sexual nature...
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Q:        A school district employee has requested intermittent leave to care for his child’s serious health condition pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA” or “the Act”). The district previously approved his request for leave to attend the child’s medical appointments, but the employee now seeks leave to attend his child’s ARD Committee...
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Q:        Our district advertised an RFP seeking proposals from vendors for athletic equipment. The district received and considered several proposals before it selected three approved vendors. One of the approved vendors recently learned the district also placed two of its primary competitors on the approved vendor list and submitted a public information request for its...
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