ERIC Number: ED357449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Case Citations, 1993: Fifteenth Series (School Governance).
Russo, Charles J., Ed.
This guide provides summaries and citations of federal and state court decisions covering five important areas of school governance in education. A one-paragraph summary and a full citation of each court decision are offered. An alphabetical listing of cases with page references is included at the end of each of the sections. The first section features decisions concerning local school board operation, including board meetings, board enactments and decisions, and judicial review of board actions. The second section discusses court decisions on state and regional boards and board officers, including constitutional and statutory provisions, state boards and officers, county boards and officers, and district and other local officials. The third section covers school district contractual, statutory, and tort liability. In the fourth section, court decisions on local school boards are reviewed, including school board elections, school board members, and board powers and functions. The fifth section includes court decisions concerning the creation, alteration, and dissolution of school district organizations: legislative powers and responsibilities, district's legal status and scope of authority, consolidation and merger in school district reorganization, minor alteration of boundaries in school district reorganization, and judicial review of school districts. (JPT)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Public Schools, School Districts, School Law
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 3601 S.W. 29th Street, Suite 223, Topeka, KS 66614.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.