ERIC Number: ED127674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Hudgins, H. C., Jr.
This chapter summarizes recent state supreme court and federal court decisions involving the tort liability of school districts and school personnel. The cases discussed are generally limited to those decided during 1975 and reported in the General Digest as of March 1976, although a few 1974 cases not treated in the 1975 yearbook are also included. In his 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 liability. Separate sections of the article focus in turn on cases involving negligence, slander and libel, governmental immunity, insurance, transportation, individual liability of school personnel, and time limitations of the filing of damage claims. (JG)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Responsibility, Injuries, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, School Accidents, School Districts, School Law, Student Transportation
Not available separately--see EA008585
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 3 of The Yearbook of School Law--1976 (EA008585); For related documents, see EA008585-592