ERIC Number: ED103950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Responsibilities for Student Injury Occurring Off School Property. A Legal Memorandum.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This bulletin provides an overview of the legal principles governing the liability of school personnel for student injuries that occur off school property. A number of specific court cases are cited to illustrate the various factors and relationships that the courts have considered significant in such cases. Examples are given of cases involving accidents on field trips, transportation accidents of various types, injuries incurred while students were on errands for school personnel, and injuries resulting from class assignments. Several general questions that the law and the courts regard as fundamental in school liability cases are offered to guide educators in judging their legal responsibility in specific situations. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Guides, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Field Trips, Legal Responsibility, School Accidents, School Law, Student Welfare, Teacher Responsibility, Traffic Accidents
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.