This might sound like a statement of the obvious, but teaching isn’t easy. On top of curriculum and standardized tests, educators must adhere to myriad laws governing everything from contract rights to student discipline. As an ATPE member, you have access to exclusive benefits, including legal resources* to help you navigate this maze and become an even stronger educator.
Teaching is more than just a job; it’s a career, and you pour your heart into it. Let ATPE help you protect the investment you’ve made in your career. With the world we live in, bad things can happen to good educators on any given day.
“You’ve invested so much time, so much money, into this career,” says Robert Zamora, a math teacher in Clint. “You’ve found something you really enjoy because you’re still here. Protect it.”
ATPE maintains a team of staff attorneys who may provide confidential assistance when eligible members have employment-related legal concerns—at no additional cost beyond membership dues. In addition, our approved statewide network of attorneys means that representation may be arranged when necessary no matter where your district is located in Texas. Plus, our professional liability insurance will ease your mind so you can concentrate on the classroom*.
“I did have to call upon ATPE, and it was not a repeat of the nightmare that I had just survived before in other associations,” Zamora explains. “ATPE called me back right away. They get on the line, and they explain what can really happen, what kind of options we have.”
Every educator runs the risk of conflicts, whether with students or parents, coworkers, or administrators. But ATPE membership brings you peace of mind and allows you to focus on what matters most—your students.
Our experienced education attorneys field questions every day on the topics that matter most to educators. Our website also offers a look at the legal issues affecting your career, including:
Eligible members experiencing employment or certification-related issues may contact the Member Legal Services Department online through the ATPE website or by calling our toll-free number (800) 777-2873 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday.
*Eligibility, terms, limits, and exclusions of legal resources and professional liability insurance apply. Staff attorney services are provided through a program separate from the insured benefits. Visit atpe.org/protection
for more information.
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