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TSTA Help Center

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COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act

This Q&A from TSTA’s Legal Division explains the Americans with Disabilities Act and when members with underlying illnesses may request reasonable accommodations under that Act. If, after reviewing this Q&A, you believe you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation, please contact the TSTA Help Center at 877-ASK-TSTA (877-275-8782). Read Q&A

Chapter 37: your right to a safe school environment

Many educators and support personnel have complaints regarding discipline issues. Teachers feel that they have no authority to rid their classroom of chronic discipline problems. Support personnel fear that their jobs will be jeopardized if they are ever in a situation that requires them to use physical force.
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What happens if your campus is reconstituted?

If a campus is identified as academically unacceptable for two consecutive school years, including the current year, the Commissioner of Education must order the campus to be reconstituted and appoint a campus intervention team (CIT). The CIT will decide which educators may be retained at the campus.
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TSTA has an experienced team of onsite attorneys and advocates, including an extensive network of outside attorneys, dedicated to providing the highest level of service to protect your employment rights.
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Defense funds

NEA spends more than $14 million each year for legal support of members through the NEA Unified Legal Services Program, which shares in funding by state associations including TSTA.
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