ERIC Number: ED456555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
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)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Copyrights, Court Litigation, Discipline, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Libel and Slander, Negligence, Performance Based Assessment, Personnel Selection, Prevention, Program Development, Risk Management, School Law, Search and Seizure, Sexual Harassment, Special Education, Student Records, Student Rights, Teacher Rights
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: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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