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Q:       Are the rumors true—did the Legislature narrow the ability to sanction a teacher’s certificate for resigning during the summer without permission? A:        Yes and no.  While a school district may still seek sanctions against a teacher who fails to resign 45 days or more before the first day of instruction, effective September...
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Q:        In the wake of the pandemic, did the Texas Legislature take any action to help schools identify mental health warning signs in students?  A:        Yes. SB 179 directs each school board to adopt a policy that requires a school counselor to spend at least 80 percent of the school counselor’s total work...
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Q: The District’s elementary school principal would like to require her teachers to complete an eight hour online training regarding bullying over the summer to get a jump start on the school year. Are the teachers entitled to pay for completing training over the summer? A:  Yes. The District must compensate teachers for participating in...
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