ERIC Number: ED238149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Administrator Tenure Statutes and Other Legislative Protection of Position.
A Legal Memorandum, Oct 1983
A pamphlet reviewing the employment rights of school administrators in each state, this report distinguishes between substantive and procedural rights for administrators threatened with demotion or dismissal. The author argues that principals should be aware of the kind and degree of statutory employment protection in their states, which differ in the rights they allow administrators. Seventeen states, it is found, allow tenure to principals and require just cause, as well as public hearings, for dismissal; other states provide procedural safeguards without a just cause review, grant tenure to urban principals but not to rural, allow principals tenure only as teachers, or allow no tenure at all. (JW)
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Board Administrator Relationship, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Personnel Policy, Principals, Tenure, Tenured Faculty
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.