ERIC Number: ED098322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Is Liability a Factor Affecting School Safety Patrol Programs Today?
McGhehey, Marion A.
There are three levels of potential liability involved in the specific area of school safety patrols--liability of the school district as an entity of government, liability of the individual school board member, and liability of the school administrators who supervise the school safety program. But there is no known case in a court of record in which these liabilities have been decided. There are several steps school officials can take to reduce their liability potential. The first is to secure enactment of State legislation specifically authorizing the maintenance of school safety patrols. A second step is directing a complete review of the entire school safety patrol program. Thirdly, if exempting legislation is not possible, legislation should be sought which provides for the indemnification of any school official or employee who is the subject of a judgment for damages in any action arising out of the performance of his duties. (NH)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Boards of Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, School Administration, School Safety, Traffic Safety
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