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Gerlovich, Jack A.; Gerard, Timothy F. – American School Board Journal, 1989
Court rulings have established three basic responsibilities school systems must meet in science programs: (1) inform students about the hazards they might encounter in a science class; (2) provide a safe learning environment and properly maintained equipment; and (3) ensure adequate supervision. Outlines a four-point school safety plan. (MLF)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Court Litigation, Legal Responsibility, School Responsibility
Abrams, Marc – American School Board Journal, 1994
School boards should not interfere with student newspapers, beyond disciplining libelous journalists fairly. Instead of censoring articles, school boards and administrators should allow student journalists to make mistakes and pay later. If a lawsuit results from an irresponsible article, the school pays only if it controls. Rebecca Jones's…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Boards of Education, Censorship, Court Litigation