Welcome to Legal Services

  • The Lake Travis Independent School District Legal Services Department is provides daily legal advice to LTISD leadership; represents LTISD in legal matters; delivers legal trainings; and coordinates outside provision of legal services as needed.  Specifically, the department provides oversight and counsel in the following areas:

    • Governance Matters:
      Open Meetings Act
      Public Information Act
      Board policy and administrative regulations
      Student and employee handbooks /Student Code of Conduct
      Grievances/appeals of decisions by leadership
      Legislative work and implementation

    • Employment Matters:
      Hiring (employment contracts)
      Employee misconduct
      Discipline, write ups, nonrenewal, termination
      Employee complaints that need legal attention
      Employment law compliance

    • Business Matters:
      Procurement process
      Vendor contracts
      Construction
      Acquisition and sale of real property
      Advertising agreements
      Affiliation agreements
      Memorandums of Understanding
      Consultant agreements
      Donation agreements
      Broadcast agreements

    • Student Matters:
      Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
      Student rights issues
      First Amendment
      Discrimination, retaliation, harassment
      Bullying
      Misconduct/discipline
      Grievances
      Residency/enrollment/transfers
      Family law issues
      Students with disabilities
      Section 504 or IDEA
      Daily compliance
      ARD meetings
      TEA complaints and due process hearings
      Discrimination (Office of Civil Rights)
      Discipline

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