ERIC Number: ED100021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Negligence--When Is the Principal Liable? A Legal Memorandum.
Stern, Ralph D., Ed.
Negligence, a tort liability, is defined, discussed, and reviewed in relation to several court decisions involving school principals. The history of liability suits against school principals suggests that a reasonable, prudent principal can avoid legal problems. Ten guidelines are presented to assist principals in avoiding charges of negligence. (DW)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Principals, School Administration, School Law, Torts
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.25, Quantity discounts; Payment must accompany order)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.