Hearings and Appeals General Information

General Information

The Office of General Counsel, Division of Hearings and Appeals has prepared general instructions by the type of appeal, sample forms, and a series of frequently asked questions for filing an appeal with the Commissioner of Education.  Please note the instructions and sample forms are only intended to serve as a guide and parties are not required to use the sample forms.  Parties are encouraged to consult an attorney before initiating an appeal to the Commissioner of Education.

7.057 Appeal

If you filed a parent/student, or educator grievance with the school board and a final decision has been reached, you may file an appeal in writing to the Commissioner of Education.  Please refer to 7.057 Appeals for more information.

Ch. 21 Appeal

If you are an educator and your contract has been terminated, non-renewed, or you have been suspended without pay by your district's school board, you may file an appeal in writing to the Commissioner of Education.  Please refer to Ch. 21 Appeal page for more information.

Hearings before an Independent Hearing Examiners

If you are an educator and you received notice from your school board that your contract has been proposed for termination, non-renewal, or suspension without pay, you may have the option to request the assignment of an Independent Hearing Examiner.  Please refer to Hearings before an Independent Hearing Examiners for more information.

 

Contact Information

For questions, please contact Christina Eischens, Office of the General Counsel, Division of Hearings and Appeals at Christina.Eischens@tea.texas.gov or (512) 463-0489.