ERIC Number: ED277150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
School Officials and the Courts: Update 1986. ERS Monograph.
Beckham, Joseph C.
This monograph is the ninth in a series designed to provide a scope treatment of case laws involving contemporary public school issues. The selections summarize principal judicial decisions drawn from 1985-86 federal and regional reporters. "School Boards and Board Members," part 1, describes decisions on school closures, equal protection violation, and contract arbitration. Part 2, "Administrators," provides illustrations of selection discrimination, due process in dismissal, and sexual harassment. Part 3, "Finance," surveys disparities in state funding among districts and prohibitions on reduction in funding. Statutory rulings are highlighted in "Collective Bargaining and Contract Management," part 4, which includes minority preference in layoffs and employee organization access to school facilities. "Teachers," part 5, concerns federal constitutional and statutory protection in speech, privacy, dismissal, and due process. Part 6, "Pupils," discusses decisions involving the state's interest versus individual rights, including topics such as the Equal Access Act, basis for search, and procedural rights under the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Part 7, "Religion," includes decisions on creation science, evolution, and home instruction. "Torts and Related Statutory Liability," part 8, examines cases concerning negligence in hiring and damages under the Civil Rights Act. Five pages of reference notes and a glossary of terms conclude the monograph. (CJH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Collective Bargaining, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Labor Relations, Legal Responsibility, Religious Factors, School Funds, School Law, School Personnel, Special Education, State Legislation, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Teacher Employment, Teacher Rights, Torts
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
Note: For the 1985 edition, see ED 266 546.