ERIC Number: ED340117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Mawdsley, Ralph D.
This chapter covers over 200 cases reported in 1990 involving precollegiate, public-sector employees. Those cases where procedural issues are involved are omitted, and procedural issues in the remaining cases are deemphasized. Unlike many years in the past, 1990 saw no Supreme Court cases related to school employment. As in previous years, the section on dismissal, nonrenewal, demotion, and discipline contains the largest group of cases, with many revolving around the issue of board compliance with district and state policies. Legal issues covered by the review are organized in the following sections: (1) discrimination in employment by race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or handicap; (2) substantive constitutional rights including freedom of speech and association, along with issues of privacy and substantive due process; (3) procedural due process; (4) issues of dismissal, nonrenewal, demotion, and discipline (for insubordination, unprofessional conduct, unfitness, immorality, or incompetence); (5) reduction in force and involuntary leaves of absence; (6) contractual disputes; (7) tenure; and (8) certification, decertification, revocation, and suspension. (MLF)
Descriptors: Certification, Civil Liberties, Contracts, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Legal Responsibility, Public Schools, Reduction in Force, School Law, School Personnel, Teacher Rights, Tenure
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: In: Thomas, Stephen B., Ed. The Yearbook of Education Law, 1991, p1-35. (See EA 023 549).