School Board Governance

Evancho v. Pine-Richland Sch. Dist.

Plaintiffs' brief in support of motion for a preliminary injunction.

Tacoma Public Schools Winner of NSBA 2016 Urban School Board Excellence Award

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 1, 2016) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is pleased to announce Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma, Washington, winner of the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) 2016 Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

Much has changed since 2007 when all five of Tacoma’s comprehensive high schools were labeled ‘dropout factories.’ In just the last five years the district’s graduation rate climbed 27.3 percentage points, and enrollment in post-secondary education programs and college completion rates are climbing.

Board of Educ. Highland Local Sch. Dist. v. U.S. Dep't of Educ.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio - opinion denying school district's motion for a preliminary injunction that would bar the federal government from enforcing ED's Title IX guidance regarding accommodating transgender students, and granting intervenor transgender student's motion for a prelimionary injunction ordering school district to allow the student to access the girls' restroom on the basis of gender identity.

Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified Sch. Dist.

Opinion/order granting transgender student's motion for preliminary injunction.

State of Texas v. U.S. (N.D. Tex)

Motion for clarification filed by OCR regarding district court's order granting preliminary injunction having nationwide application.

Privacy Matters v. U.S. Department of Education

Legal compalint by Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of Privacy Matters on September 7, 2016 in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and Independent School District No. 706, alleging school district's policy of allowing transgender student access to girls' locker room, which is based on ED/DOJ's joint guidance, violates fermale students' constitutional rights, including the right to privacy.

G.G. v. GCSB, No. 16-1733 (4th Cir. Jul.6, 2016)

GCSB emergency motion to stay enforcement of the district’s court order granting G.G.’s motion for a preliminary injunction allowing G.G. to use the boys’ restroom at school.

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