ERIC Number: ED455598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Texas School Law: A Practical Guide.
Frels, Kelly, Ed.; Horner, Jeff, Ed.; Camp, Bill, Ed.; Robinson, Vianei Lopez, Ed.
Intended as a practical legal guide for Texas educators and lawyers, this book contains three major sections dealing with several chapters on various school law topics, each prepared by Texas attorneys. Section 1, "School Boards and Superintendents," includes chapters on school board members authority and relationship with staff, the Texas Open Meetings Act, competitive bidding and proposal requirements for Texas school districts, law of nepotism and conflicts in Texas, religion in the public schools, environmental issues relating to public schools and junior colleges in Texas, copyright law, real estate issues relating to school districts and colleges, and election laws. Section 2, "Teachers and Other Staff," includes chapters on the First Amendment and school employees, employment discrimination and related claims, sexual harassment of employees, avoiding impermissible inquiries in the pre-employment process, the Texas Public Information Act, employment practices regarding the disabled employee, employment contracts, investigating employee wrongdoing, documentation for teacher improvement or termination, and implementing a meaningful grievance process. Section 3, "Students," includes chapters on tort liability and governmental immunity, the First Amendment rights of students, student discipline law, application of the Fourth Amendment to searches and seizures conducted by school officials, education and children with disabilities, attendance, residency, and absences, and sexual abuse or harassment of students. (PKP)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Constitutional Law, Copyrights, Court Litigation, Disability Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, School Law, Sexual Harassment, State Courts, State Legislation, Student Rights, Superintendents, Teacher Rights, Torts
Education Law Association, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-2280. Tel: 937-229-3589.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment; Fourth Amendment; Voting Rights Act 1965