ERIC Number: ED424612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Yearbook of Education Law 1997.
Russo, Charles J., Ed.
An overview of how legal decisions involving education are handed down is provided. Organized into 10 parts, part 1, "Employees," (Ralph D. Mawdley) focuses on court actions that addressed school board compliance with district and state policies regarding dismissal, nonrenewal, demotion, and discipline. Part 2, "School Governance," (Donald F. Uerling) examines cases involving state boards, commissioners, and departments of education. Part 3, "Pupils" (William E. Camp) looks at complex issues concerning how to balance the rights of students, the interests of parents, and the duty of the schools to maintain an orderly learning environment. Part 4, "Bargaining," (Julie F. Mead) addresses cases involving collective bargaining and labor relations in elementary and secondary schools. Part 5, "Students with Disabilities," (Allan G. Osborne, Jr.) deals with legal action that involves students with disabilities including placement, discipline, state laws, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Tort actions involving negligence and corporal punishment are addressed in part 6, "Torts," (William J. Evans, Jr.). Equality and eligibility issues in sports programs are described, in part 7, "Sports," (Linda A. Sharp) including salary cap for coaches, negligence, and contract disputes. Chapter 8, "Higher Education," (Robert M. Hendrickson) concerns jurisdiction, university hospitals, faculty employment, student discipline, and financial aid among others. Part 9, "Federal and State Legislation" (Gus Douvanis) address broad concerns, such as crime and violence prevention, funding, and school choice. Finally, part 10, "Education Related," (Paul R. Downing) covers the First, Fourteenth, and Fourth Amendments and discrimination in the workplace. (Includes a table of cases, a list of cases by jurisdiction, and an index.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Athletics, Civil Law, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employees, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, School Law, School Policy, School Responsibility, Student Rights, Torts
Education Law Association, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-2280.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Law Association, Dayton, OH.
Note: For the 1994 edition, see ED 383 036.