ERIC Number: ED251898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Goldblatt, Steven M.; Piele, Philip K.
This chapter reviews 1982 cases related to school property. Cases involving citizen efforts to overturn school board decisions to close schools dominate the property chapter, and courts continue to uphold school board authority to close schools, transfer students, and sell or lease the buildings. Ten cases involving detachment and attachment of school district land are reported, continuing a trend in increased litigation in school land transfer. Litigation related to school bond referenda and zoning issues is discussed and precedes an expanded section on building design and construction. Besides an increased coverage of cases involving competitive bidding, roofs and ceilings, design and performance, contractor claims, and arbitration, new topics reported include construction funding, prevailing wages, and sales tax on materials. A review of cases related to higher education facilities concludes the chapter. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Chapter 7 of: The Yearbook of School Law, 1983 (EA 016 603).