ERIC Number: ED208587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Piele, Philip K.; Johnson, Margaret M.
While the number of cases dealing with school property issues was significantly lower than in previous years, a significant number of cases involving the detachment and attachment of land to school districts arose. Eight of the eleven cases dealing with land detachment come from Illinois. The cases concerned requests from parents that their property be detached from one school district and attached to another so that their children could attend schools that were closer or that provided programs unavailable in the former school district. These suits were often successful. Other cases deal with attempts to overturn bond referenda, construction bids and contracts, and the leasing and closing of school buildings. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Bond Issues, Contracts, Court Litigation, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Rezoning, School Buildings, School Closing, School Construction, School Districts, State Courts
Not available separately; See EA 014 158.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 7 of "Yearbook of School Law, 1981" (EA 014 158); For related documents, see EA 014 159-164.