Personal information compromised

State Comptroller Susan Combs announced on April 11, 2011, that personal information of 1.2 million members of the Texas Teacher Retirement System (along with 2 million-plus records from other state agencies) was inadvertently made publicly available for more than a year on an agency server accessible to the public. There is no indication at this time that the information, which included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates, was misused.

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Protection against nonrenewal of probationary contract


A teacher was attacked by a student and used reasonable force to defend himself. The district attempted to terminate the teacher’s contract during the school year as a result of this incident. However, the teacher challenged the proposed termination of his contract, arguing that he was immune from disciplinary action because he used reasonable force against the student. 

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Senate Finance committee takes positive action on TRS contributions

5:30 p.m.

The Senate Finance Committee, in the final stages of approving the Senate's version of the state budget, voted to increase contributions to the TRS pension fund and TRS-Care (retiree insurance) from the levels in the original version of the bill.

TCTA shares virtual instruction concerns

9:00 a.m.

The Tuesday evening meeting of the House Public Education Committee included consideration of several school finance bills and a couple of proposals to expand virtual instruction.