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December 2021
Q:        We are getting out for the holidays this week, but are requiring our Director of Maintenance, who is a non-exempt employee, to remain “on call” in case of a facilities emergency (e.g., frozen/burst pipes, break in, etc.) The employee may spend his time freely during the break; however, he must be available to go...
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Q:        As we move further into December, several teachers have asked whether they may place holiday decorations in their classrooms. Are religious themed decorations permitted?  A:        Yes, so long as there is a balance of views and traditions represented. The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits government entanglement with...
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Q:       I’ve been hearing a lot of rumblings about library books, including seeing several lists circulated identifying books that may have inappropriate sexual content. The talk is that the Texas House of Representatives may be taking action on this subject. Am I obligated to review/remove these books? A:        No. While the Texas House Committee on...
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