Category: Sexual Harassment

Anticipated Release Date for Title IX Final Rule

In July of 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) to amend its regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Department received over 240,000 public comments on the proposed Title IX rules. At this time, the Department is considering and reviewing the comments prior […]

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School District Strikes Out

On October 24, 2022, the Eastern District of Texas overruled a school district’s objections to the Report and Recommendation of a magistrate judge denying the district’s motion to dismiss. Ultimately, the court ruled that coaches may be “appropriate persons” with actual knowledge satisfying one element of a Title IX complaint. A Brownsboro ISD student, through […]

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Sex Discrimination 2.0

One year ago, the United States Supreme Court handed down their decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. In making its decision, the Supreme Court found that employers who discriminate against employees based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity are inherently treating employees differently because of their sex, the exact practice Title VII prohibits in all […]

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Below are today’s updates regarding COVID-19 and its impact on Texas public schools.  For additional resources, please visit our COVID-19 page. Title IX: Questions and Answers Regarding the Final Rule Dean Micknal, Partner and Victoria Elliott, Associate On May 6, 2020, the US Department of Education issued an extensive update to the Title IX regulations […]

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Title IX: Questions and Answers Regarding the Final Rule

On May 6, 2020, the US Department of Education issued an extensive update to the Title IX regulations (the “Final Rule”).  As the new regulations take effect on August 14, 2020, districts do not have much time to digest the information and prepare for implementation.  In an effort to assist our districts in learning the […]

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House Bill 3 Strengthens School Safety and Security

House Bill 3 brings major changes to school safety, specifically requiring districts to strengthen active shooter policies and safety plans. Effective September 1, 2023, it is imperative that districts begin to review the new requirements of HB 3 to ensure policies and procedures are compliant in time for the upcoming school year. Security Officers/Facility Safety […]

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