ERIC Number: ED169649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Aspects of Declining Enrollment.
Boyer, Thomas L.; Nassau, Stephen M.
This paper reviews the legal aspects of declining enrollments in school districts and the resultant problems of reducing the teaching staff. It suggests that school administrators and boards of education become familiar with their state tenure statutes or have access to competent legal counsel who specializes in that area of law, make decisions to reduce staff predicated on well-reasoned estimates of enrollment and the financial position of the school district, and not overlook the common sense approach. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Job Layoff, Reduction in Force, School Districts, State Legislation, Teachers, Tenure
Not available separately--see EA 011 530
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 14 of "School Law Update--1977" (EA 011 530); For related documents, see EA 011 530-556