Month

January 2022
Q:        I hear that the Texas Department of Public Safety is trying to help with the bus driver shortage by waiving requirements pertaining to certain pre-trip vehicle inspection components of the CDL licensing process. Does this mean that a school bus driver obtaining a CDL under this waiver can drive students everywhere, including field trips...
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Q:        Our eighth graders typically take a trip to Washington D.C. over Spring Break. We recently hired a new principal, and she is concerned about liability. Are there legal issues we should be considering for school-sponsored trips where we take students out of state?  A:        Yes. The immunity provided to public school districts...
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Q:        I heard that TEA has updated the staff COVID-19 re-entry procedures and criteria based on new guidance from the CDC. Are the stay-at-home procedures shorter now? A:        Yes. TEA released an updated version of the Public Health Guidance on January 7, 2022, which provides for a much shorter stay-at-home period and clarifies those who...
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