The following was included in TCTA's 2019-20 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2019 but is subject to change.

A TCTA-initiated law provides that school district employment policies may not restrict the ability of a district employee to communicate directly with a school board member on matters relating to the district’s operation. However, an employment policy may prohibit such communication relating to an appeal in which such communication would be inappropriate pending a final decision by a school board.

See also FAQs: When placed on administrative leave