We live in a litigious society. As an educator or school employee, you should be keenly aware that professional liability insurance is critical because district coverage may not protect you individually. It is dangerous and potentially career-threatening if you enter a public-school classroom without liability or legal protection. Professional Educators of Tennessee handles legal issues … Continue reading We Offer Excellent Legal Protection for Educators in Tennessee
Christy Ballard is the long time General Counsel of Tennessee Department of Education. Nobody in the state knows Education Law or Ethics in Tennessee better than Christy Ballard. And she shares her vast knowledge.
Have educators achieved all that was intended from the passing of the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act of 2011 (PECCA) and the required training? No. And it is time to assess our progress and adjust the legislation. Let’s examine TCA § 49-5-601 which contains the statement of purpose for PECCA. First, PECCA is about education, … Continue reading The Intent and Spirit of Collaborative Conferencing
Some laws that are very important for both the protection of the student and implementation of that protection, are sometimes misunderstood and misconstrued. A perfect example is Tennessee Code Annotated § 37-1-403 which appears below and requires reporting of child abuse immediately. Recently, because of the dramatic, emotional and immediate circumstances which trigger this law, … Continue reading When You Have Knowledge…Report!