ERIC Number: ED114958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Moran, K. D.
This chapter summarized and analyzes all state supreme court and federal court decisions as well as other significant court decisions affecting the realm of school governance. The cases discussed are generally limited to those decided during 1974 and reported in the General Digest on or before March 1, 1975. Because of its unusual significance, the author also examines the 1975 case of Wood v. Strickland. In this discussion the author attempts to integrate related cases and to illuminate any unifying legal principles that underlie the decisions relevant to each specific subtopic of school governance. Separate sections of the chapter focus in turn on cases involving state boards of education and other governmental agencies, powers and duties of school boards, review of school board actions, school boards and the public's right to know, school boards and conflicts of interest, school district and board menber elections, school district organization, contracts and leases, and maintenance of a nuisance. (JG)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Contracts, Court Litigation, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, School Districts, School Law, State Boards of Education
Not available separately; see EA 007 698
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 1 of The Yearbook of School Law 1975, EA 007 698