ERIC Number: ED419274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
School Officials and the Courts: Update 1998. ERS Monograph Series.
Beckham, Joseph C.; Bausch, Patricia Todd
This monograph is designed to summarize judicial decisions on elementary and secondary education issues. Cases are drawn from federal and regional reports during the period beginning July 1, 1998 and continuing through June of the following year. The cases are 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 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) tort liability. Appended are reference notes, legal citations for each section, and a glossary of selected legal terms. (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Boards of Education, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Principals, Public Schools, School Administration, School Law, School Personnel, Student Rights, Torts
Educational Research Service, 2000 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 ($16, ERS subscribers; $32 nonsubscribers).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
Note: For 1996 edition, see ED 395 356.