ERIC Number: ED266546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
School Officials and the Courts: Update 1985. ERS Monograph.
Beckham, Joseph C.
Cases involving public elementary and secondary education that were decided in state and federal courts from July 1984 to June 1985 are summarized in this review. The cases 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 guides to educational policymaking and practice. Undue complexity and procedural considerations are avoided in the summaries. The summaries are categorized by subject matter into cases involving school boards and board members, administrators, finance, collective bargaining, teachers, pupils, religion, and torts and related statutory liability. Among the individual topics addressed in one or more of these categories are uses of facilities, academic policies, due process, employment practices, student transportation, use of federal funds, freedom of expression, searches, disciplinary procedures, voluntary prayer, freedom of religion, supervision of students and facilities, negligence, and defamation. Reference notes to the cases are supplied and a glossary of selected legal terms is appended. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Boards of Education, Civil Liberties, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, School Law, State Church Separation, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Rights, Torts
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
Note: For the 1984 update, see ED 251 988.