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When Are Schools Immune from Lawsuits?
Most states have restrictions on suing public schools for personal injury. You usually have to jump through some hoops. ... Read more

Is the School Liable for Another Student Hurting or Harassing My Child?
If other students have bullied, sexually harassed, or assaulted your child, you might be able to sue the school. ... Read more

My Child Was Injured on the Way to School: Who's Responsible?
If your child was hurt on the street outside of school or on the school bus, you might have a legal case. ... Read more

Can I Sue the School for a Teacher's Abuse or Harassment of My Child?
Who’s legally responsible if a teacher or other school employee has sexually harassed or abused, or discriminated against your child? ... Read more

Can I Sue If My Child Was Hurt Playing School Sports?
In some circumstances, a school district might be legally responsible for a student’s injury during school-sponsored athletics. ... Read more

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Parents’ Access To Ohio Children’s School Records

Who is entitled to their child’s school records? Both parents have the right to access their child’s school records. The schools generally recognize the right of the legal custodian and re ... Read more

Transgender: CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

I recognize that I am sticking my foot in a hornet’s nest by daring to write an article about this subject. Sides have been taken, and both sides are polarized and ready for a legal battle. This ... Read more

Policies and Procedures Related to Cameras in Special Education Classrooms

Texas Senate Bill 507,1 codified as Texas Education Code section 29.022, was enacted to promote student safety by requiring schools to install video cameras in certain special education classrooms.2 S ... Read more

Springtime Emergency Preparedness

It’s springtime and it’s Texas. Bonds are passing and storms are brewing. Minds are turning to the construction of new projects, but you cannot forget that you still need to protect the ol ... Read more

New Overtime Rules Closer to Reality – Or Are They?

On March 14, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final changes to proposed revisions to the rules that determine which employees are exempt f ... Read more

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