School Law

Lopez v. Schwartz

Order issuing preliminary injunction prohibiting State of Nevada from implement the educational savings account (ESA) program, known as SB 302.

NSBA Urges Nevada Court to Prohibit the Diversion of Public Dollars from Public Education

Alexandria, Va. (November 24, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by the Nevada Association of School Boards (NASB), filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) briefin the First Judicial District Court of Nevada in the case of Lopez v. Schwartz, urging the Court to grant a preliminary injunction to halt the pre-registration process Nevada has initiated to use public funds to provide savings accounts for private education.

“It is NSBA’s longstanding position to oppose diverting public funds away from public education to fund private schools,” stated Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association. “If the Court does not rule against these voucher schemes, it will strengthen efforts that seek to erode school board members’ ability to prepare all students for success in the 21st century.”

Lopez v. Schwarz (1st Jud. Dist. Ct. Nev.)

Privatization & Choice: Nevada Education Savings Accounts Program - unconstitutional diverting of state funding intended for public education to private schools  intended for to a free, public education - failure of state to meet its constitutional duty to provide free public education

27 Things Every School Attorney Should Know Webinar

Join a former COSA Chair and honorary “dean” of School Law for an inspirational and thought-provoking session that will be meaningful for new and seasoned school attorneys alike. Mr. Pickett guides you through fundamental principles of successful school law practice that are usually learned only through experience and mentoring.  His wisdom will help new school attorneys as they get started and will reinforce some basics for experienced practitioners. This webinar is exclusive to our COSA and State Association Counel members.

Host:                Tammy Carter

Explore San Antonio

Steps Back in History at the Alamo: Take a short 7 min walk from the hotel to remember the Alamo. Home of the famous 1836 battle, the Alamo reminds us of William Barrett Travis’s words:  “I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country — Victory or Death.” The Alamo

U.S. Supreme Court Urged to Uphold Public Education Diversity Efforts

Alexandria, Va. (November 3, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by the Texas Association of School Boards Legal Assistance Fund (TASB LAF) and five other leading education groups filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), urging the Court to uphold the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision in favor of the university.

“The Court’s ruling has the potential to affect all public schools seeking to promote diversity,” stated Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association. “We urge the Court to uphold the precedence set by current Supreme Court standards and maintain public schools’ ability to adopt and implement diversity policies that promote educational goals.”

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief 2015)

Whether the Fifth Circuit’s re-endorsement of the University of Texas at Austin’s use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions decisions can be sustained under this Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 133 S. Ct. 2411 (2013)

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