Feeling sort of dismayed today. How bout you?

It seems to happen annually about this time of year, this overwhelming sense of….I dunno…..I guess I’d call it: dismay.  Anyone else feel that way?  Oh well.  Onward we go.  It’s Toolbox Tuesday and duty calls.

I just looked back at the archive of the Daily Dawg and found that the Toolbox Tuesday feature started on August 18, 2015.  Ever since then the Dawg has featured something about special ed discipline every Tuesday.  Holy Moly, that’s a lot of FAPE Free Zones, Changes of Placement, Stay Puts, and Manifestation Determinations!  No wonder I have the feeling that the well is running dry!

But help is on the way. As y’all know, the Texas Legislature just completed its work and left us with a bunch of new bills, most of which the Governor will sign. So we are about to have a lot of new things to talk about.  In fact, there are a few things just around the corner that I want you to know about.  The annual ED311/TASSP Conference will be conducted online again this year.   Here are two presentations that I will be doing at that conference:

June 9: Supreme Court Considers Limits on Discipline for Student Use of Social Media.

June 10: New Legislation Impacting School Administration.

Two other Walsh Gallegos attorneys will be presenting:

June 14: Legal Issues Related to School Dress Codes, with Morgan Beam.

June 15: What the Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, a panel discussion with Elvin Houston (Walsh Gallegos), Amanda Bigbee (Keller ISD) and Andrew Tatgenhorst (Thompson and Horton).

This conference is always full of good information, well presented. Sign up at www.ed311.com.


Got a question or comment for the Dawg?  Let me hear from you at jwalsh@wabsa.com

Tomorrow:  “I coulda been the valedictorian.  But COVID happened….”