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Appeal Process for Ejections from School Property

Chapter 103.1207
Appeal Process for Ejections from School Property

Any person who is refused entry to or ejected from property controlled by the school district may appeal such refusal of entry or ejection. The procedures for filing an appeal are as follows:

1)The appeal must be made in writing and must include any documents supporting the appeal to be considered by the board of trustees.
2)The appeal must be addressed to the board of trustees or the current board president.
3)The appeal must be submitted to the board of trustees by U.S. Postal Service, common carrier, commercial courier service, or facsimile transfer.
4)The appeal must be received, regardless of method of submission, by the board of trustees within 30 calendar days of the refusal of entry or ejection that constitutes the subject of the appeal.
5)The board of trustees shall consider the appeal at its next scheduled public meeting unless the notice requirements of the Open Meetings Act cannot be timely met; otherwise, the appeal shall be considered at the board of trustees’ next scheduled public meeting.
6)Any documents submitted to the board of trustees by school district representatives in connection with the appeal shall be provided to the appellant at least five calendar days prior to the board meeting at which the appeal will be considered.
7)The appellant shall have 15 minutes to present the appeal to the board of trustees, including the offering of witness testimony.
8)Representatives and witnesses of the school district shall have 15 minutes to argue against the appeal, including the offering of witness testimony.
9)The board of trustees may allow additional time for the presentation of or response to an appeal, but such time must be equally apportioned between the appellant and the representatives of the school district.
10) The board of trustees shall grant or deny the appeal during the same meeting in which the appeal is considered.
 11)A decision of the board of trustees to grant or deny an appeal under this section is final and may only be further appealed under the applicable provisions of the Texas Education Code, &.057.

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