ERIC Number: ED380860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Legal Issues Surrounding Safe Schools.
Day, Reed B.
This handbook provides an overview of legal issues pertaining to the safety of public schools. Following the introduction, chapter 2 describes the governance model and philosophy on which American education is based. Court decisions and federal and state legislation that mandate the right to a safe school are discussed in chapter 3. The fourth chapter offers guidelines for the constitutional adoption of school policy. Chapters 5-9 address the following issues: search and seizure, student discipline, regulation of specific conduct, gangs, and drugs. The concluding chapter contains suggestions for policy language on violence, a sample policy for weapons and metal detectors, and a synopsis of the Anti-Crime Bill's relevance to juveniles and schools. (LMI)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Drug Use, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Juvenile Gangs, Legal Responsibility, School Law, School Safety, Search and Seizure, State Government, Student Behavior, Student Rights
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 3601 S.W. 29th Street, Suite 223, Topeka, KS 66614.
Publication Type: Books; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.