ERIC Number: ED113840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Problems of the Principal.
Stern, Ralph D.; And Others
The three talks included here treat aspects of the law--tort liability, student records, and the age of majority--as they relate to the principal. Specifically, the talk on torts deals with the consequences of principal negligence in the event of injuries to students. Assurance is given that a reasonable and prudent principal will have a minimum of legal problems. The concern in the area of student records is over who has access and what should be included in the records. On the latter point, the speaker advises administrators to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Because the main problems relative to the age of majority have to be worked out in specific state and local legal contexts, the speaker advises principals to initiate public discussion about the topic, much like a legislative committee hearing, to develop a form letter for parents that delineates the school's philosophy regarding 18-year-olds, and to inform 18-year olds in the school that no changes in the school's operating procedures are planned. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Injuries, Legal Responsibility, Principals, Student Records, Torts
Available only as part of complete document, see EA 007 648
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.