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The Legal Brief: Redistricting Issues After The 2020 Census

In response to updated population data resulting from the 2020 census, Texas cities, school districts, counties, and the Texas Legislature...

The Legal Brief: Continuation of Emergency Paid Sick Leave?

As you may be aware, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) took effect on April 2, 2020 and is...

The Legal Brief: Did You Receive a PIA Request from Mayes Middleton?

What is it? A public information request under Texas Government Code section 552.008 asking that districts “produce the line items...

TSED Website Now Live!

In order to provide greater benefit to our members, Texas Schools for Economic Development (TSED) has a new website. The...

We are delighted to report that John Janssen’s case highlight on the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Nettles v. GTECH Corporation appears in the October 2020 issue of News for the Bar

We are delighted to report that John Janssen’s case highlight on the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Nettles v. GTECH...

The Legal Brief: Developments in Brain Injury Rights Group Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Special Education Instruction and Services During COVID-19

Previously, we notified clients regarding the Brain Injury Rights Group litigation filed in the Southern District of New York in...

The Legal Brief: Region One Fall 2020 Personnel Services Symposium November 17th 8:30am-3:30pm

Fall 2020 Personnel Services Symposium Hosted by Region One In-Depth, Interactive Training on Current Personnel Management Issues Join attorneys Sara...

The firm of Sara Leon & Associates sadly announces the loss of our friend and colleague, Jimmie Lee Solomon

The firm of Sara Leon & Associates sadly announces the loss of our friend and colleague, Jimmie Lee Solomon. Jimmie...

The Legal Brief: Court of Appeals Ruling PIA Exception Regarding Transcripts of Community College Professors

The Legal Brief: Appellate Court Affirms That Public Information Act Exception as to Release of Educator Transcripts Applies Only to Educators...

The Legal Brief: EEOC ISSUES UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE

On September 8, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated technical assistance document, “What You Should...

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...

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