ERIC Number: ED058122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Schools: A Practical Manual.
Arons, Stephen; And Others
This manual, based upon legal requirements and school experiences of Massachusetts, is intended to help get alternative schools off the ground and keep them out of trouble with state and local authorities, though in fact existing alternative schools have had few legal problems thus far. The first section of the manual provides sketches of some alternative schools in Massachusetts. These schools have been started by people of all sorts, and it is hoped that the sketches open up a few new possibilities. A second section covering state regulation of alternative schools includes the requirements concerning certification, compulsory attendance, curriculum, teacher qualifications, admissibility back to public schools, diplomas, accreditation, building code regulations, safety standards, etc. Other sections cover liability insurance; the economics of alternative schools, including both private and public aid; incorporation; and taxation. Where to Get Help, outlines resource for educational and legal assistance. A list of legal services offices in the Commonwealth and a list of alternative schools in Massachusetts conclude the manual. While some of the advice on federal funding may find application in other states, the manual should not be assumed to describe requirements or give advice for other states. (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Law and Education.