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
      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
      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)