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The Legal Brief: Third Court of Appeals Rules Against School District Employee Alleging Breach of Non-Disclosure Clause of Settlement Agreement with School District

On August 14, 2020, the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District (Austin), affirmed a lower court ruling that had granted...

The Legal Brief: New Title IX Regs Apply to Employee Complaints of Sexual Harassment

On May 4, 2020, the Department of Education (“DOE”) issued new Title IX regulations, which direct how educational institutions receiving...

The Legal Brief: New Title IX Q&A Guidance Issued by DOE

On September 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Questions & Answers guidance relating...

The Legal Brief: Practice Areas

At SL&A, we offer a full array of legal services for our school law clients throughout Texas.  We strive to...

TASA/TASB Convention: Sara Leon will be joining a panel of school attorneys to discuss conducting investigations under the new Title IX regulations.

Title IX Investigations Overseeing investigations into sexual misconduct has always been challenging, but these investigations have been made more complicated...

Congratulations to the Crockett County Consolidated Common School District for a successful closing on its $29,655,000 school building bonds!

Congratulations to the Crockett County Consolidated Common School District for a successful closing on its $29,655,000 school building bonds!

The Legal Brief: Sample Letters and Forms to Help You Respond During This Challenging Academic Year

2020-2021 Sample Forms  In response to inquiries and as a service to our client during this challenging academic year, Sara...

ESC2 Fall 2020 Personnel Services Symposium

ESC2 Fall 2020 Personnel Services Symposium A live, interactive webinar on current personnel management issues October 6, 2020   8:30 a.m....

The Legal Brief: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Regarding Special Education Instruction and Services During COVID-19

On July 28, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed in Federal District Court for the Southern District of New...

The Legal Brief: Addressing COVID-19 Compensatory Services in Annual ARD Meetings

Educators have many questions about how and when to address issues related to special education services provided during school closures...

Region 15 Training on Title IX

We are delighted to be working with Region 15 Education Service Center to presenting guidance to Region 15 districts on...

The Legal Brief: Questions and Answers About Updated DHS Guidance on Essential Workers

On August 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued version 4.0 of its Guidance on the Essential Critical...

We were Invited to Address The Region One Education Service Center’s Human Resources Advisory Council on August 26, 2020

We were delighted to be invited to address the Region One Education Service Center’s Human Resources Advisory Council on August...

New Title IX Regulations Take Effect Today!

The new regulations from the Department of Education go into effect today, August 14, 2020. What does that mean for...

Legislative Update: Texas Schools for Economic Development

August 3, 2020 — Welcome to all who have an interest in the intersection of economic development and Texas public-school...

The Legal Brief: Responding to Employee Requests for Accommodations Due to COVID-19

As many employees begin to return to work, school districts may be receiving requests from employees for accommodations due to concerns...

We Are an Approved CPE Provider

Opportunities for continuing professional education for Texas educators just got better!  We are delighted to report that our application to...

The Legal Brief: What to Do When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

What to Do When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 As the number of reported positive cases in Texas continues...

The Legal Brief: The U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Firing an Employee for Being Gay or Transgender Violates Title VII

The U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Firing an Employee for Being Gay or Transgender Violates Title VII: Title IX Implications and...

Sara Leon was Recently Featured in Austin Woman Magazine

Austin Women Magazine: The magazine issue features our very own Sara Leon as “Woman to Watch”. Here is a link...

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