Discussion of Pending Litigation
January 26, 2012
COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION
SUMMARY: The State Board of Education will enter executive session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, §551.071(1)(A), to discuss pending and contemplated litigation with the general counsel, legal staff, and, if necessary, attorney(s) from the Attorney General's Office. The Committee of the Full Board will meet in Room 1-103 to discuss this item.
Cases to be discussed may include:
Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition; Hillsboro ISD, Hutto ISD, Nacogdoches ISD, Pflugerville ISD, San Antonio ISD, Taylor ISD, Van ISD, Randy Pittenger, Chip Langston; and Shelby Davidson, as Next of Friend of Cortland, Carli and Casi Davidson v. Robert Scott, Commissioner of Education, in his Official Capacity; Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, in her Official Capacity; Texas State Board of Education; in the 200th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas D-1-GN-11-003130;
Calhoun County ISD; Abernathy ISD; Aransas County ISD; Frisco ISD; Lewisville ISD; Richardson ISD v. Robert Scott, et al in his Official Capacity as Texas Commissioner of Education, in the 419th Judicial District Court; Docket No. D-1-GV-11-001917;
Fort Bend ISD v. Robert Scott, TEA; Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts; and the Texas State Board of Texas, Barbara Cargill; in the 200th Judicial District Court of Texas, Cause No D-1-GV-11-002028;
Edgewood ISD, McAllen ISD, San Benito CISD, La Feria ISD, Yolanda Canales, Individually and as Next Friend for her Minor Child, E. Canales, Rudy Pedraza, Individually as Next Friend for his Minor Child, C. Pedraza, and J. Pedraza, and Arturo Robles, Individually and as Next Friend for his Minor Child, A. Robles v. Robert Scott, in his Official Capacity as the Commissioner of Education, The State of Texas Board of Education, and Susan Combs, in her Official Capacity as the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, in the District Courts of Travis County, Texas; and
any other litigation arising after the date of posting or reasonably contemplated as of the date of the board meeting.
BOARD RESPONSE: Board may advise and comment.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: The committee is apprised of pending litigation at each board meeting.
FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: Continued briefing on procedural developments.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: None.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Member Responsible:
David Anderson, General Counsel