ERIC Number: ED100015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Tort Liability of School Districts, Officers, and Employees.
Hudgins, H. C., Jr.
School personnel are expected to exercise a reasonable degree of care in foreseeing and preventing accident or injury. Court challenges in this area come as tort suits--the legal recourse of an injured party against the allegedly responsible party. As previous governmental immunity erodes, tort suits against educators are increasing. This chapter reviews and discusses court decisions relating to negligence, assault and battery, defamation, governmental immunity, contributory negligence, insurance, transportation, and individual liability. (Author/DW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Injuries, Insurance, Legal Responsibility, School Law, Supreme Courts, Teacher Responsibility, Teachers, Torts, Transportation, Yearbooks
Not available separately; see EA 006 628
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 6 of the Yearbook of School Law 1974, EA 006 628