ERIC Number: ED146667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Grade Reduction, Academic Dismissal and the Courts. A Legal Memorandum.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This publication reviews court decisions and examines legal principles relevant to the dismissal of students for failure to meet academic standards. Much of the discussion involves the dismissal of students from medical schools and other professional schools, since that has been the source for much of the relevant court litigation. The discussion begins with a brief historical review of court decisions involving academic dismissal and then examines more recent decisions, with particular emphasis on academic penalties or dismissal for unexcused absences and on procedural due process requirements in academic dismissal cases. The final section attempts to summarize the legal principles governing academic dismissal of students in order to provide general guidelines for school officials. (JG)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Academic Standards, Court Litigation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Higher Education, Medical Schools, Professional Education, School Law, Student Rights
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.50; quantity discounts; payment must accompany orders of $10 or less)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.