ERIC Number: ED451611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Advocacy Seminar 2000 Course Book (Litchfield Park, Arizona, October 12-14, 2000).
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.
This publication contains material from a 2-day seminar sponsored by the National School Boards Association's Council of School Attorneys. The notebook includes papers prepared by the seminar faculty, court documents, and other information related to the following topics: student threats; current issues of students with disabilities; the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, accompanied by details on frequently asked questions and special-education issues; e-mail and access to public meetings and records; prayer in the schools; the Equal Access Act and related issues; legal considerations for measures to promote school safety, with highlights on school searches, dress codes, discipline, zero tolerance, discrimination, and security; hiring and retaining superintendents and dealing with search firms, letters of intent, and incentive agreements; practice tips for defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, with suggestions for necessary pleadings, petitions for injunctive relief, and memoranda to vacate restraining orders in opposition; high-stakes testing; disciplining school-district employees for off-campus actions; fundraising, vending agreements, and advertising; race as a factor in student assignments, including briefs on voluntary desegregation and excerpts from recent cases; Cincinnati's alternative dispute-resolution process; and do-not-resuscitate orders and other issues related to medically fragile students. (RJM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Lawyers, Legal Aid, Legal Responsibility, School Law, State of the Art Reviews, Student Rights
National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($200 nonmembers, $160 members). Tel: 800-706-6722 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-604-0158.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.