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State of Texas v. United State, No. 16-00054 (N.D. Tex)

U.S. Dep't of Justice notice of interlocutory appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit of the district court's order granting Texas's motion for a preliminary injunction having nationwide application.

NSBA Urges the U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Long-Standing Processes that Encourage Parent-School Collaboration in Special Education

October 14, 2016 – The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), the School Superintendents Association (AASA), Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), and National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools.

“IDEA’s due process procedures were put in place for the benefit of students with disabilities,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, National School Boards Association Executive Director and CEO. “Parents and schools working collaboratively to address the individual educational needs of students produces the best outcomes for students with and without disabilities, their parents, and their local school districts. We encourage the Court to discourage any resolution that encourages more litigation and diverts precious funds away from the classroom.”

Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified Sch. Dist.

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

Dine Around San Antonio

COSA will make several Dutch treat dining reservations around the city for Thursday night. Reservations will be for groups of about ten. Stay tuned for restaurants as we line them up a few weeks before the seminar.

2017 Annual Notices

This chart describes some of the notices required by federal law, including the method required to give notice where it is specified in the statutes and/or regulations, and provides links to documents that may be used in writing such notices. 

Policies Required By Federal Law - June 2017

This chart lists Federal laws and regulations that require a policy, written procedure, or form,. School districts may need to adopt additional policies that are not included in this chart as required by state law.  

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.

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

Fourth Circuit panel, in a 2-1 split, denied GCSB’s emergency motion seeking to stay enforcement of the district court’s preliminary injunction pending GCSB interlocutory appeal to the Fourth Circuit of the district court’s issuance of the preliminary injunction.  

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