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ERIC Number: ED253933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Goldblatt, Steven M.
In this chapter on decisions made by federal and state courts during 1983 concerning school property it is noted that no new trends emerged during the year. Among the topics addressed are the extent of school board authority over property use and other property matters; the attachment and detachment of land from school district holdings; school bond referenda; zoning, development, and land use issues (frequently involving attempts by churches to operate schools in restricted areas); factors affecting building design and construction, including relations between school districts, builders, suppliers, and others; challenges to school closure decisions; property tax assessment, exemptions, liens, and payments involving school authorities; claims of personal injury resulting from negligence in the design, construction, or maintenance of school facilities; trespass; and landlord-tenant relations. Also reported are property-related cases affecting institutions of higher education in the same basic topic areas, as well as in the areas of estates, bankruptcy, income taxes, and public nuisance claims. (PGD)
Descriptors: Bids, Board of Education Role, Court Litigation, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Higher Education, Injuries, Landlords, Parochial Schools, Property Taxes, School Closing, School Construction, School Districts, School Law, School Zoning, State Courts, Taxes
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Chapter 7 of: The Yearbook of School Law, 1984 (EA 017 500).