ERIC Number: ED126582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Making School Work. An Education Handbook for Students, Parents and Professionals. Revised.
Massachusetts Advocacy Center, Boston.; Massachusetts Law Reform Inst., Boston.
This handbook summarizes the legal obligations that public schools in Massachusetts have toward the state's children. It explains relevant state and federal laws and describes illegal but common school practices that can have a negative effect upon children. Primary emphasis is on informing the parents of school children about the legal requirements governing education in Massachusetts and on outlining steps parents can take to resolve particular problems that may arise involving the schools or school officials. However, the handbook is also intended to help prevent potential problems by providing school personnel and officials with a clear summary of their legal responsibilities. Because it deals mainly with state laws and requirements, most of the book will be of limited value to readers outside Massachusetts. Separate sections focus in turn on school attendance, discipline, and fees; school programs and services; educational issues and practices; and the general role of parents. The appendix lists agencies and organizations parents can contact for help and provides the names and addresses of important educational officials in Massachusetts. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Parent Grievances, Parent School Relationship, State Legislation
Massachusetts Advocacy Center, 2 Park Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02117 ($3.95, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advocacy Center, Boston.; Massachusetts Law Reform Inst., Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts