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ERIC Number: ED105641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
What To Do Before You Are Sued When You Probably Will Be Sued.
Urbigkit, Walter
School board members anticipating being sued for damages are advised to "keep cool, collected, quiet and inconspicuous." Publicly, a school board facing suit should employ an attorney for procedural matters, and announce intentions to fully investigate the problem. Privately, school board members must avoid making any statements that reflect bias, opinion, prejudice, or knowledge, since, during court proceedings, witnesses are often questioned to discover any prior orientations toward the case. The responsibility of school board membership requires one to take steps for self-protection. (Author/DW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National School Boards Association (35th, Miami Beach, Florida, April 19-22, 1975)