Month

December 2019
Q:       We have a probationary contract teacher who is not meeting performance expectations and will most likely face termination at the end of contract year. Should we take any steps now geared toward the teacher’s possible termination? A:        Yes. The District should ensure the appraiser’s compliance with the T-TESS evaluation process, which contains language requiring that probationary...
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Q: Many students and parents offer teachers gifts during the holiday season. Are teachers allowed to accept them? A: Most likely yes, so long as the gift is not a bribe. However, if the teacher is also a UIL coach or sponsor they should be cognizant of additional UIL restrictions. The Texas Educators’ Code of...
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Q:       Our high school choir and band directors are planning a combined performance one evening during the holidays this year. The directors would like to use both secular and religious songs during the performance, including some Christian and one Jewish song. Can we allow them to use the religious songs?   A:       Most likely...
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