ERIC Number: ED436019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The Yearbook of Education Law, 1999.
Russo, Charles J., Ed.
This yearbook describes current issues affecting education law. Its 12 chapters, each written by a specialist, cover a large variety of educational legislation. Chapter 1 focuses on employees, discrimination, constitutional rights, due process, dismissal, demotion, discipline, reduction-in-force and involuntary leaves of absence, contract disputes, tenure, and certification. The second chapter examines school governance and highlights issues in state funding; special schools and school districts, such as charter schools; powers of school-district boards; financial affairs; employment affairs; contracts; facilities; transportation; tort liability; and claims and suits against the school district. The next chapter discusses pupils and those laws relating to public school attendance, private and parochial students, sanctions for student misconduct, and desegregation. Chapter 4 looks at bargaining, constitutional issues, statutory issues, recognition and representational issues, scope of bargaining, grievability and arbitratility, and judicial review of arbitration awards. The fifth chapter concentrates on students with disabilities, entitlement to services, dispute resolution, and placement, whereas chapter 6 explains torts and related issues. Legal issues in sports and higher education, as affected by federal and state legislation, are detailed in the next four chapters. The last two chapters examine education-related concerns and international law. An appendix features a table of cases and other information. (Contains an index.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, School Law, School Policy, State of the Art Reviews, Yearbooks
Education Law Association, 300 College Park, Miriam Hall #818, Dayton, OH 45459-3589 ($46). Tel: 937-229-3589.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Law Association, Dayton, OH.