ERIC Number: ED172318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Piele, Philip K.
Numerous cases in this year's chapter dealt with the same topics of previous years--contracts and bids for building construction, and detachment and annexation of a portion of a school district. The courts continued to attribute board discretionary authority to school boards in school property matters. Intergovernmental disputes over ownership or control of certain property showed a rise. A number of cases this year involved taxpayer challenges to the outcome of school bond referenda. For the first time this year, two cases involving local zoning were reported. Also appearing for the first time were cases dealing with the legality of board affirmative action policies involving contractors or subcontractors bidding on school construction. Two other issues covered in this chapter include school closures and disposition. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Bond Issues, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, School Buildings, School Construction, School Zoning, Voting
Not available separately; See EA 011 270
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 7 of "The Yearbook of School Law 1978" (EA 011 270); For related documents, see EA 011 270-276