One of the reasons our firm does a Toolbox Training is to help you avoid litigation over matters involving the discipline of students with disabilities. If you do get sued over something, the school’s lawyer might assert the statute of limitations as a defense. We have a one-year statute, meaning that the parent must seek a due process hearing within one year of the time the parent knows, or should know, that there is something to complain about.
HB 1252 doubles the length of that timeframe. However, the bill does not take effect until September 1, 2022, and until that time, Texas will retain its one-year statute.
I thought you’d like to know about this, but let me also remind you that “statute of limitations” is lawyer talk. There is no reason for this to come up in an ARDC meeting.
DAWG BONE: STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS GROWS BY A YEAR.
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Tomorrow: Sorting out facts from conclusions.