Student Rights & Discipline

President's Corner: New beginnings

Miranda Beard

There is something special and uplifting in the eyes of children and in the smiles on their faces when they are happy and excited.

At the end of a long summer break, most students are back in the classrooms for a new school year—many of them eager and ready to learn. Their eyes are bright and their pencils are still sharp.

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.

M.A.B. v. Board of Educ. Talbot Cnty.

On joint motion for stay, district court administratively closes subject to being reopened, if necessary, by either party. The parties are directed to file a joint status report on or before January 13, 2017.

Key Federal Agency Guidance 2008-2017

Key Federal Agency Guidance Affecting Schools November 2008 - February 2017. 

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.

Berger v. U.S. Dep't of Justice/North Carolinans for Privacy

Order denying Berger’s motion to consolidate suit with McCrory v. United States denied. Court sua sponte transferred case to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

G.G. v. GCSB

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District order denying school board's motion for a stay of the preliminary injunction allowing G.G. access to the boys' bathroom at school until the court decision on the merits of the student's claims.

President's Corner: Safe and sound

Miranda Beard

The time to prepare for a crisis is not when you’re in the middle of one. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “preparation time is not lost time.” Having a solid plan in place can go a long way in helping districts and schools prevent and respond as needed to crisis situations that arise.

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