ERIC Number: ED063571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Legal Rights of Secondary School Children Charged with an Act of Delinquency or Violation of School Laws.
This report is divided into two parts. Part I discusses school roles, regulations, and disciplinary policies. An outline is presented of the development of the law concerning the authority of local boards of education, the reasonableness of specific rules and regulations, the exercise of suspension and expulsion, and the need for schools to adopt reasonable rules and disciplinary policies which will stand-up under court review. An attempt is also made to suggest alternate strategies for dealing with misbehaving and disruptive students to replace the ubiquitous use of suspension and expulsion. Topics covered include (1) the 'in loco parentis' doctrine; (2) regulation of children's activities; (3) freedom of speech; (4) the consitutional applications; (5) dress and appearance regulations; (6) marriage and pregnancy, and (7) the right to a hearing prior to suspension or expulsion. Part II deals with the juvenile court process. In view of the high percentage of juvenile delinquency charges based on school truancy, incorrigibility and misbehavior in school, the author believes that school personnel should be aware of significant procedural changes in the juvenile court procedure. (BW)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Delinquency, Legal Aid, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Police School Relationship, Pupil Personnel Workers, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
ERIC/CAPS; School of Education, Room 2108 School of Education, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107 ($3.00 per copy)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.