Texas Education Law Questions & Answers

Q: What happens if I abruptly terminate my US F-1 status in the middle of the semester?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
We recommend that you speak with your school’s DSO. Generally under the circumstances you will want to go through the proper channels so you do not jeopardize your ability to reenter the US. It is more than likely a question of notifying the proper authorities of your intentions and then following all instructions for withdrawing.

Q: So in the Meyer v Nebraska case why was it ruled unconstitutional and what evidence did they have to prove that

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
Cool Simon. They deal with assignment is for you to do the work not to ask someone else to do it for you.

This is a public forum. I hope for your sake that your teacher does not also utilize this forum and discover your question.

This sounds like a violation of the honor code to me

Q: Can a lawsuit be won based on opinion?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Lawsuits are often won or lost on opinions, despite the fact that it can result in outcomes that are not always fair. The coach could present these facts to a Texas employment attorney to discuss if he has legal remedies worth pursuing.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I obtained a Bachelors degree from ITT Technical Institute, at the time, I was told that it was accredited.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Please look at this link for more information relating to ITT - you may have to copy and paste as it doesn't show to be a hyperlink.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/itt

Q: Starting a after school program at a school district. Wanting to know how to get a contract developed between partners.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Business Formation and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on May 14, 2018
Benton R Patterson III's answer
An attorney would need to know more about the program to advise on what type of business structure to use. There are many factors to consider when forming a business. It would be best to have a lawyer review a contract with a school district.

Q: If you are arrested for Domestic Assault and you are a teacher will you lose your job?

3 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Gary D. Peak's answer
I hate to say it depends, but it does depend on the facts of the alleged assault. Assault can be verbal, or physical. I can be a misdemeanor or felony. So severity matters.

It depends even more on where you are and the general policy of your District.

It also may depend somewhat on your history with the school, length, reputation, etc.

Q: Can a convicted felon teach in the state of Texas?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
What is the conviction for? Below is the link to the Texas Teacher's Certification Guide:

https://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/certification/texas/

Good Luck

Q: Can I refuse to have my 13 & 10 year old finger printed ? Also can I represent my child?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 8, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You cannot represent your child in a legal proceeding before a Court unless you are a licensed attorney. If this is a school situation and proceeding, however, you would have to research the rules and regulations of that school district to see what a parent can and cannot do in such proceeding. Who is making the request for fingerprints? If your children are not in custody, then you may refuse whatever, but since I do not know the totality of your situation, I can't advise as to the...

Q: If a minor takes his parents gun to school and hurts my child can I see the parents?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You have the right to file a civil suit. Contact a personal injury attorney n your area.

Q: 12yo being assaulted at school, parent was told can’t press charges due to being on school grounds. Is this true?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 10, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
Someone is giving you bad information. Intentionally or knowingly causing offensive physical contact is a class C assault. Physical contact that causes pain is class A assault. An imminent threat to cause pain is a class C assault. Anything causing pain meets the minimum threshold for "injury" under Texas criminal law, even if it doesn't leave a mark.

It might be against the POLICY of the organization or the local law enforcement agency not to take action on an assault that...

Q: can the trusty,of a trust fund deny funding for education to a benificiary if it is written to do so in the trust

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Estate Planning for Texas on
Answered on May 15, 2017
Robert W. Leonard Jr.'s answer
It depends on the specific language in the trust. For a precise answer, take the trust document to a local estate planning attorney who can review the trust language for you. If necessary, the attorney can represent you in requesting a distribution from the trust if the trust provides for what you want.

Q: Will a petty theft conviction I received when I was 18 disqualify me from the electrical engineering field?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 20, 2017
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
This question should be answered by an attorney that focuses on Professional Licensing matters and/or Administrative Law.

Q: Can an 18 year old live under someone else's roof while still attending high school?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
Just wait 8 days. If her parents do not consent then your family could be committing the crime of Harboring Runaway Child.

See: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.25.htm#25.06

Q: Wouldn't it be fine under the Romeo and Juliet law? If i did get pregnant at 16 by someone 18 who's in the army?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Military Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 7, 2017
Patrick Korody's answer
The age of consent under the UCMJ is 16 years old. However, state law would also apply.

Q: My boyfriend is 18 and in the army and im 16 and still in school, could he get sent to prison for getting me pregnant?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017
Brian Lehman's answer
In Texas, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 17), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.

So, yes, he could get sent to prison if a prosecutor makes the charge. If you don't want to be involved, get a criminal attorney to talk on your behalf. Do not make any statements to the police. Let your attorney do that.

In addition, note that the U.S. Armed Forces hold their...

Q: i am a Student and Have completed my masters and Applied for OPT.I got an RFE asking for evidence to establish proposed

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Employment Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on May 5, 2016
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
You would submit anything that truly notates your address. When submitting forms you should only put an address if it is a mailing address in the appropriate section. When it asks for places you have lived, it means places where you actually physically resided. You might need to submit further explanation on your forms as well. I recommend consulting with an immigration attorney and having them review all documents before you turn anything else in. If you have a cell phone or...

Q: Can I legally withdraw my 17 year old son from school in Texas?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Sep 9, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Ask the administrators at the school first.

Q: Does a public school have a legal obligation to ensure that a student reads on level by graduation?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Sep 9, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Go see a local lawyer about this. It is not just a basic legal question, and probably requires some research to answer.

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