ERIC Number: ED108366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Administrator's Right to Continuing Employment. A Legal Memorandum.
Nolte, M. Chester, Ed.
This publication discusses public school administrators' legal rights to continuing employment, as established by litigation in state and federal courts. Although the number of court cases dealing with school administrators' employment rights has been relatively small, a number of recent cases at both the federal and state levels are examined. Generally, school administrators have been considered employees who serve at the pleasure of the school board, and school boards have been granted wide discretion in hiring and firing administrators. However, there is a trend toward extending teachers' constitutional guarantees to school administrators as well. Principals have something of an advantage over superintendents and supervisors in this regard, since principals historically have been regarded as head teachers, rather than as agents of the school boards. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrators, Board Administrator Relationship, Court Litigation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Principals, School District Autonomy, School Law
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.25, quantity discounts, payment must accompany order of $10.00 or less)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.