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Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
"Lassonde" involved a California school district's authority to delete religious proselytizing statements from a student's graduation speech while permitting him to hand out copies of the speech outside the site where the graduation ceremony would be held. The 9th Circuit affirmed the lower court's decision in favor of the school district. (MLF)
Descriptors: Censorship, Commencement Ceremonies, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses the implications of "Niziol," a case in which a Florida high school student was killed in the school parking lot when his gun accidentally discharged. The parents sued the school board in federal district court. The magistrate dismissed all the federal law claims, though she postponed her decision on the state law claims. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Guns, High Schools
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes how various school districts in the United States are complying with the 1987 McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act (reauthorized in 2001). Summarizes changes in McKinney-Vento regulations. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Homeless People, Parent School Relationship, School Law
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
A decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case from Minnesota illustrates the difficulties schools face in deciding when and how to search a student for possible weapons or drugs. Case shows courts tend to give school officials a measure of flexibility when applying the law. Advises board members and administrators to consult with…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education, School Law
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
A federal case from Wooster, Ohio, illustrates the tension facing school boards and administrators when they deal with student expression. Explains the judge's reasoning about the issues involving First Amendment rights of student editors and the policies and relevant free-speech principles. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Censorship, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Zirkel, Perry A. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Under both the present and the proposed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act law there is no 10-day rule that keeps school administrators from taking strong measures to deal with students who pose a clear and present danger to the safety of others. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Bullying, Disabilities, Discipline
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
In "Barrow" the 5th Circuit erected a very high burden of proof for school districts to show that policies requiring employees to live within the district are necessary to sustain public confidence in public schools. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Constitutional Law, Due Process, Enrollment
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
To uphold constitutionally approved teaching about religion (and refrain from unconstitutional religious indoctrination), schools are advised to adopt an approach that is academic, not devotional. Other responsibilities include, making sure that students' beliefs--especially those who are not religious or are otherwise in the minority--are never…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Federal Legislation
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
A recent decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case from Arkansas centered on a vicious letter written by an 8th-grade boy about his former girlfriend and turned over to school officials. The court ruled for the school district in expelling the student for the year, without allowing him to attend an alternative school. Argues that…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Court Litigation, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
This article discusses the Equal Access Act (EAA) as it pertains to high-school student clubs. It raises basics questions about EAA: What does "equal" mean? What level of access is required? Does the First Amendment's free-speech clause offer broader protection to student clubs than the EAA? (WFA)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Civil Rights, Clubs, Court Litigation
Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 2002
Since the Supreme Court ruling in "Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier," a dramatic upswing has occurred in the number of student newspapers, yearbooks, underground publications, and Web sites being censored and confiscated. School attorneys say prior review of a school-sponsored publication is legal. What's not legal is to limit expression of political views,…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Censorship, Court Litigation, High Schools
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews a recent decision in "Littlefield" by the 5th Circuit upholding a school uniform policy. Advises board member who wish to adopt a school uniform policy to solicit input from parents and students, research the experiences of other school districts with uniform policies, and articulate the interests they wish to promote through uniform…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Dress Codes, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discusses a Pennsylvania case to determine whether a school district is liable for monetary damages involving a teacher's sexual abuse of a student. The case turns on the meaning of "appropriate person" under the U.S. Supreme Court's Title IX analysis. (PKP)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Principals
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
A federal case from Georgia about strip-searches of fifth-grade students for a missing $26 was appealed to the 11th Circuit Court. The 11th Circuit affirmed the district court that the strip searches were unconstitutional but that certain federal law rules shielded the school employees, a police officer, the school district, and the county from…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Legal Responsibility
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
In "Wood," a dismissed employee sued the school district, the board, and three board members for violating Washington's Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). The Court of Appeals ruled that e-mail exchanges between board members discussing board business are "meetings" governed by OPMA. Board members should review state law with…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Court Litigation, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education
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