Month

February 2020
Q:        A parent has requested an evaluation pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) after revoking consent for the student’s special education services last year. Does the parent retain the right to request the evaluation after revoking consent?   A:        Yes. Revocation of consent does not eliminate the parent’s right to...
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Q:        Our district has repeatedly renewed one of our longtime teacher’s contracts even though his wife was voted onto our school board a few years ago. The teacher recently expressed his desire to fill a vacant assistant principal position at his campus and has since applied. Some have questioned the teacher’s continued employment and...
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Q:        We have a booster club that wants to do a raffle fundraiser. I checked and they are not a 501(c)3 organization. Is this something they can legally do? A:        No. Under the Texas Charitable Raffle Enabling Act (“CREA”), only qualified nonprofit organizations may conduct raffles to benefit a district or a specific...
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Q:        Campus administration has proposed a 60-day DAEP placement for a student. The parent requested an evaluation for special education prior to the conduct in question, but it is not yet complete. Does the district have to conduct a Manifestation Determination Review (“MDR”)?    A:        Yes. An MDR is required when the district...
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