ERIC Number: ED251893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Beckham, Joseph C.
This chapter analyzes 1982 decisions involving legal issues in public school employment. Cases in areas of federal law are discussed first, including: discrimination in employment (race, sex, religion, age, and handicap); substantive constitutional rights (speech, association, and religion); and procedural due process (property interest, liberty interest, aspects of notice, and aspects of hearing). Issues of state law are then analyzed. The school board's authority is most often challenged in dismissal and discipline cases where charges include: insubordination, unprofessional conduct or unfitness, immorality, and incompetency; and in reduction-in-force cases involving elimination of position, selection of employee, realignment, and call-back rights. A discussion of contractual disputes, tenure, and certification cases follows. (MJL)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Contracts, Court Litigation, Discipline, Dismissal (Personnel), Due Process, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Freedom of Speech, Reduction in Force, School Law, School Personnel, Teacher Certification, Tenure
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Chapter 2 of: The Yearbook of School Law, 1983 (EA 016 603).