ERIC Number: ED117845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Reasonable Exercise of Authority, II.
Ackerly, Robert L.; Gluckman, Ivan B.
This document was prepared in order to provide principals and other administrators with information and guidance on their duties and powers as determined by constitutional and statutory interpretation in the hopes that such information will help them stay out of the courts. More specifically, the document considers the basic and general legal principles of due process and suggests acceptable approaches to the necessary and reasonable exercise of authority by school officials. After a lengthy discussion of due process, a number of related topics are discussed individually. The topics are freedom of expression, student publications, personal appearance, religion and patriotism, civil rights, codes of behavior, student property, weapons and drugs, extracurricular activities, discipline, corporal punishment, student participation in school governance, the right to petition, and student records. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Discipline, Due Process, Extracurricular Activities, Principals, Secondary Education, Self Expression, Student Behavior, Student Publications, Student Records, Student Rights
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($3.00; orders of $10.00 or less must be accompanied by payment)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Note: A related document is ED 040 490