ERIC Number: ED449554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Education Law: Federal and State Law Governing Nevada K-12 Education in Question/Answer Format.
Daugherty, Richard F.; Cockerill, Charles P.
This book provides answers to the most common legal questions of Nevada's school board members, administrators, and educators. Chapter 1, "The Nevada School System: Governance, Programs, and Standards," explores the constitutional, legal, and statutory basis of school system governance. Chapter 2, "The Nevada Plan: Finance of Public Education," covers questions about state, local, and federal support, budgeting, bonding, short-term financing, funding, advertising, and taxes. Chapter 3, "Boards of Trustees," considers qualifications, meeting laws, ethics codes, and public recordkeeping. Chapter 4, "Superintendents, Administrators, and Principals," surveys the required qualifications, powers, duties, and roles of administrators and principals. Chapter 5, "Professional Teaching Staff," reviews certification, licensing, probation, rehiring, evaluation, discipline, discharge, and copyright laws pertaining to teachers. Chapter 6, "Statutory Employee Benefits," considers basic questions about required benefits. Chapter 7, "Employee Relations and Collective Bargaining," addresses the formation and practice of employee-management-relations boards, and fair bargaining and labor practices. Chapter 8, "Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act," documents compliance requirements. Chapter 9, "Student Rights and Responsibilities," considers the scope of rights established in a wide number of areas. Chapter 10, "Special Education," evaluates the body of law governing eligibility, compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, inclusion, due process, and diseases. Chapter 11, "School District Liability," assesses legal exposure from supervision, sexual harassment, and violent students. Chapter 12, "Religion and the Public Schools," probes the permissible role of religion. Chapter 13, "Private Schools and Home Schooling," details legal requirements of both private and home schools, including finances and attendance. Chapter 14, "School Buildings, Grounds, Equipment, and Transportation," examines the management of public spaces, equipment, transportation, and public works. (Contains Appendices A-G covering citations, constitutional provisions, rulings, legislation, terms, and Nevada case law, and includes a 10-page index.) (TEJ)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Collective Bargaining, Compliance (Legal), Discipline Policy, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Assistance Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Labor Legislation, Laws, Legal Responsibility, Professional Development, School Law, State Legislation, Student Records, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Teacher Certification, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Trustees, Workers Compensation
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Law Association, Dayton, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act