Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts once famously said “it is true that only Supreme Court justices and schoolchildren are expected to and do take the entire summer off.”  Around this office, I know summer has arrived when it’s Friday and the phone doesn’t ring because school districts have switched over to four-day workweeks.  Hooray!

For those of you reading this post bitterly from your desk in your actual, as opposed to your home office on a regularly scheduled workday, my apologies.  Just know that your friends, the attorneys and counselors at law of Walsh Gallegos are here right along with you, ready to serve.  Most of us are.  Some of us are.  You can definitely reach us on our cell phones if not.

I heard talk a couple of years back that TEA was giving some districts grief about closing on Fridays and maybe also about closing the week of the 4th of July.  Your crack Law Dawg research team (AKA our tireless law clerk and soon-to-be Texas lawyer, Ms. Trilby Argubright) has run a few traps on this issue.  Good news.  Our search has turned up no evidence of a problem with, nor any guidance on the issue of summertime closures.

At this point, you might be expecting a sentence or two about board action, pros and cons, calling your lawyer, or some such.  But it is Friday, as noted above.  And it’s been a long week of writing about gender issues.  So, there’ll be no sentences.  I hope you all have a great weekend, whether long or short, and I’ll catch you back here in a week!