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ERIC Number: EJ1002551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1946-0406
Guidelines for Releasing Children: Part 2
McGinnis, Michelle H.; Getskow, Veronica; Dicker, Brian S.
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n207 p26-28 Sep-Oct 2012
An intoxicated father is picking up his daughter from school, in his condition he must be prevented from driving away with his daughter, but what obligations and options guide school owner Sonia Hernandez? The duty to protect the safety of children in the care of a preschool is paramount. However, the laws in most states do not extend to dangers that occur away from the facility. Further, though charged with the duty to protect the health and safety of her students, the laws are unclear whether that duty carries with it sufficient power to override a parent's right to take his child away from the facility. This paper offers options that school owners should consider in dealing with such situation. [For Part 1, see EJ999003.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A