ERIC Number: ED244395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Handbook on School Law in Wisconsin. Program Report 84-2.
Lufler, Henry S., Jr.; Kushner, Blanche
This handbook summarizes current legal doctrine, state statutes, and federal and state regulations regarding the treatment of public school pupils in Wisconsin. It reports on court decisions that are binding in Wisconsin and those from other courts around the country that illustrate how pupil issues have been handled in other jurisdictions. After an introductory overview, chapters 2, 3, and 4 discuss issues that spring from constitutional rights: free speech and expression, religion in the public schools, and search and seizure. Chapters 5, 6, and 7 discuss the ways in which schools can regulate the conduct of students without interfering with constitutional rights. Topics covered are student discipline, school sports and clubs (extracurricular activities), and compulsory attendance. The last three chapters discuss equal educational opportunity and education of handicapped children. Here the focus is on regulations as well as legal decisions, since many issues involving these groups arise from interpretation of state and federal regulations. Accordingly, separate chapters are provided on substantive and procedural issues pertaining to education of the handicapped. (TE)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Extracurricular Activities, Federal Regulation, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Mainstreaming, School Law, Search and Seizure, Special Education, State Church Separation, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.