ERIC Number: ED116280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
School Board Member Liability. Who Is Liable? Who Is Not Liable? What Can Be Done About It?
Graham, Russell R.
This booklet examines the liability of school board members in light of the United States Supreme Court ruling in Wood v. Strickland and the provisions of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It was prepared specifically to inform Texas school board members of their legal rights and responsibilities; however, since Texas government officials are liable only under provisions of federal law, most of the discussion will be useful to school officials in other states as well. Different sections of the booklet examine the potential liability of board members, suggest how a school board should operate to avoid liability problems, discuss possible steps a school district can take to protect its board members from personal financial loss, and consider the pros and cons of purchasing liability insurance coverage for school board members. (JG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Association of School Boards, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Wood v Strickland