ERIC Number: ED366071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
School Officials and the Courts: Update 1993. ERS Monograph.
Beckham, Joseph C.
Case law concerning the schools covers a variety of areas, such as the constitutional rights of students and teachers, that were not at issue to previous generations of school leaders. This monograph is the 15th in a series designed to help school officials keep up to date on current court decisions and their implications for local school district management and policy. Cases included were selected from judicial decisions found in federal and regional court reports in the period from July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993. The cases were selected on the basis of their relevance to contemporary problems in public school settings, their definitiveness as articulations of existing law, and their reliability as consistent guides to educational policy making and practice. The case summaries are organized according to the following general topics: (1) school boards and board members; (2) administrators; (3) finance; (4) teachers and other district employees; (5) pupils; (6) special education; (7) religion; and (8) torts and related statutory liability. Appended are reference notes, legal citations for each section, and a glossary of selected legal terms. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Boards of Education, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Principals, Public Schools, Religion, School Administration, School Law, School Personnel, Special Education, State Church Separation, Student Rights, Torts
Educational Research Service, 2000 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 ($13, ERS subscribers; $26, nonsubscribers; add $3.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
Note: For the 1992 update, see ED 355 621.