ERIC Number: ED226425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
School Discipline and Student Rights: An Advocate's Manual. Revised Edition.
This manual is designed to help students' advocates in their work on school discipline issues--when representing students in school disciplinary hearings, preparing court challenges, or working with groups of students and parents to change school disciplinary policy. The main body of the book is devoted to analysis of students' legal rights. The first part addresses substantive rights, which limit either the kinds of conduct schools can prohibit or the kinds of punishment schools can impose. The second part addresses procedural rights--the school's obligation to follow certain procedures when pursuing disciplinary policies. Subsequent parts of the book include a guide for access to student records and to information about the school system that can be essential in discipline advocacy; materials on remedies, disciplinary alternatives, and strategies for legal services advocates; a section on the rights of private school students; and a summary. The authors caution that while an attempt has been made to make the materials provided comprehensive, users must realize that the law is constantly developing and that the manual must be read in conjunction with the laws and regulations of the individual state and school system concerned, particularly since these may grant additional rights. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Civil Liberties, Confidential Records, Court Litigation, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Speech, Lawyers, Legal Aid, Legal Responsibility, Privacy, Private Schools, Punishment, School Law, Student Records, Student Rights
Publications, Center for Law and Education, Inc., Gutman Library - 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($25.00 plus $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Legal Services Corp., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Education, Boston, MA.
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