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French, Larry L. – 1975
In Wood v. Strickland, the Supreme Court held that a school board member is not immune from liability for damages if he knew, or reasonably should have known, that the action he took within his sphere of official responsibility would violate the constitutional rights of the student affected; or, if he took the action with the malicious intention…
Descriptors: Administrators, Boards of Education, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation
Pell, Sarah W. J. – 1981
Chapter 9 of a book on school law traces court rulings concerning the liability of school board members. Political and governmental functions performed by school officers have generally been held immune from liability. In Wood v. Strickland, a school case, the U.S. Supreme Court held that while public officials are generally entitled to immunity…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. – 1975
In Goss v. Lopez and Wood v. Strickland, the U.S. Supreme Court spelled out what due process means as it applies to suspension and expulsion of public school students. In Goss v. Lopez, the Court decided that a student who is suspended for up to ten days without a hearing is entitled to due process of law: "students . . . must be given some…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Discipline Policy, Due Process
Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 1976
The issue of immunity from personal liability was examined in this Supreme Court case. Two students expelled for possession of alcoholic beverages argued that the meeting at which the board members voted for expulsion was not conducted under the procedural safeguards mandated by the Constitution. Available from: Loyola of Los Angeles School of…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional Law, Due Process