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ERIC Number: ED456555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 363
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7706-6
The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law: Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles.
Dunklee, Dennis R.; Shoop, Robert J.
This book is designed to inform school administrators regarding school law. As a resource, it provides suggested, easy-to-understand guidelines for the avoidance of litigation. Subjects include preventive law and risk management; constitutional and statutory foundations of staff selection, contracting, and evaluation; negligent hiring, defamation, and referencing; performance evaluation; teachers' constitutional rights and terms and conditions of employment; students' rights; student discipline; the principal's responsibilities in providing special education services; academic issues and student records; copyright law; search and seizure; the principal's responsibilities in program management; sexual harassment; and the principal's tort liability for negligence as applied to expected duty and standards of care. Each chapter and section is presented in a template format for ease in locating answers to questions that arise in a particular situation. The book contains a quick-reference guide by subject, lists state Web sites for accessing state-specific education laws in the introductory chapter, and concludes with two resources (appendices) containing selected provisions from the U.S. Constitution that are of particular interest to educators. Also included is a listing, by subject-category, of leading education cases that have been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. (RT)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-7706-6, $39.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-7705-8, $84.95). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A