ERIC Number: ED251988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
School Officials and the Courts: Update 1984. ERS Monograph.
Beckham, Joseph C.
This is the seventh in a series of Educational Research Service (ERS) monographs designed to summarize judicial decisions on elementary and secondary education issues by state and federal courts. These cases, dating from June 30, 1983 to June 30, 1984, were selected on the basis of their relevance to contemporary problems in public schools, their definitiveness as articulations of existing law, and their reliability as consistent guides to educational policymaking and practice. The first chapter reviews cases pertaining to school boards and board members, covering such issues as school integration, investigative powers, reduction in force, and contract authority. The second, pertaining to administrators, covers free speech issues, evaluation, discrimination, and salary and tenure cases. The third chapter covers finance issues, while the fourth deals with collective bargaining law. The fifth chapter discusses cases on issues pertaining to teachers, such as cause for dismissal, union advocacy, nonrenewal, and breach of employment contract. The sixth reviews cases pertaining to rights of pupils on such issues as promotion, suspension, free speech, and due process. The seventh chapter covers cases pertaining to religion, while the eighth covers torts and related statutory liability of schools. Reference notes are included, along with a glossary of selected legal terms. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Board of Education Policy, Collective Bargaining, Compliance (Legal), Contracts, Court Litigation, Due Process, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Public Education, School Law, School Personnel, State Church Separation, Student Rights, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Rights, Tenure, Torts
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.