ERIC Number: ED040490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Reasonable Exercise of Authority.
Ackerly, Robert L.
This booklet was prepared to provide information and guidance for principals and other administrators on their duties and powers as defined by recent court decisions, and to suggest acceptable approaches to reasonable exercise of authority by school officials. The first section provides a general description of the concept "due process" and its relationship to school law. Based on recent court decisions, the guidelines for adminstrative action provided in section two concern freedom of expression; personal appearance; behavior codes; student property; extracurricular activities; disciplines; student government; student press; petition rights; and drugs. The final section presents annotations of landmark court cases that have affected the balance between the authority of the building administrator and the civil liberties of students. (JH)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrative Policy, Administrator Guides, Civil Disobedience, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Extracurricular Activities, Freedom of Speech, Principals, School Law, Secondary Schools, Student Behavior, Student Participation
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00, Quantity Discounts)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.