ERIC Number: ED172328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Aspects of the Principal's Employment.
Gluckman, Ivan B.
Principals still are not differentiated from teachers under the law of many states, even though their duties and responsibilities differ. This situation has begun to change as a result of court action by principals at the state level, which is discussed in this paper. Although administrative tenure is rare, it presents special problems when reassignment of an administrator or morality standards violations are at issue. Discussed in detail is job protection afforded principals through their individual contracts and constitutional right to due process. Also discussed are tenure rights in the face of elimination of principalships. Employee status has been a major benefit to principals, the paper concludes, but it can also work to their disadvantage. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Contracts, Court Litigation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, Teacher Dismissal, Teachers, Tenure
Not available separately; See EA 011 685
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 1 of "The School Principal and the Law" (EA 011 685); For related documents, see EA 011 685-697