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School Law and the Public Schools : A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders,9780205273591

School Law and the Public Schools : A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders

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ISBN13:

9780205273591

ISBN10:
0205273599
Media:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Summary

This book includes comprehensive and practical coverage of the relevant legal issues that affect the organization and administration of public schools, using minimal legal jargon, and timely court case studies. Includes a comprehensive bibliography of cases and references and a glossary of relevant terms.

Table of Contents

List of Cases xiii(4)
Preface xvii(2)
Acknowledgments xix(2)
About the Author xxi
1 Religion and the Public Schools
1(22)
School-Sponsored Prayer
2(2)
School-Sponsored Bible Reading
4(1)
Silent Prayer and Meditation
5(1)
Prayer at School Events
6(1)
Athletic Contests
6(1)
Administrative Guide Prayer, Bible Reading, and Silent Meditation
7(1)
Voluntary Prayer at Commencement Exercises
7(3)
Landmark Rulings
8(1)
Impact of Recent Ruling
9(1)
Administrative Guide Voluntary Prayer
10(1)
Use of School Facilities by Religious Student Groups
10(3)
Legal Precedents
11(2)
Administrative Guide Equal Access
13(1)
Religious Activities and Holiday Programs
13(1)
Released Time for Religious Instruction
14(1)
Aid to Parochial Schools
15(6)
Religious Symbols
17(1)
Religious Displays
18(1)
Distribution of Religious Materials
18(2)
Use of Religious Garb by School Personnel
20(1)
Administrative Guide Religious Activities
21(1)
Endnotes
21(2)
2 Students, the Law, and Public Schools
23(47)
Freedom of Expression
24(2)
Administrative Guide Freedom of Expression
26(1)
Protests and Demonstrations
26(1)
Administrative Guide Protests and Demonstrations
27(1)
School-Sponsored Newspapers
27(3)
Administrative Guide Student Newspapers
30(1)
Nonschool-Sponsored Newspapers
30(2)
Administrative Guide Nonschool-Sponsored Student Publications
31(1)
Censorship
32(1)
Administrative Guide Censorship
32(1)
Dress and Appearance
32(5)
Health and Safety Issues
33(1)
Community Norms and Expectations
34(1)
Gangs and Dress
35(1)
Controversial Slogans
35(1)
Administrative Guide Dress and Appearance
36(1)
Search and Seizure
37(11)
Reasonable Suspicion
37(2)
Student Desks
39(1)
Student Lockers
39(1)
Book Bags
39(1)
Automobiles
40(1)
Personal Searches
41(1)
Strip Searches
42(1)
Involvement of Law Enforcement Officials
43(1)
Use of Canines
43(1)
Metal Detectors
44(1)
Administrative Guide Search and Seizure
45(1)
Drug Testing
46(1)
Administrative Guide Drug Testing Student Athletes
47(1)
Use of Pagers and Cellular Phones
48(3)
Administrative Guide Pagers and Cellular Phones
49(2)
Corporal Punishment
51(9)
Reasonable Punishment
57(1)
Minimal Due Process
58(1)
Excessive Punishment
59(1)
Administrative Guide Corporal Punishment
59(1)
School Suspension
60(4)
Administrative Guide Suspension
60(1)
Procedural and Substantive Due Process
61(3)
Expulsion
64(2)
Administrative Guide Expulsion
66(1)
Pregnant Students
66(1)
Married Students
67(1)
Administrative Guide Pregnant and Married Students
68(1)
Endnotes
68(2)
3 Individuals with Disabilities
70(24)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA)
72(8)
Mandatory Requirements
72(1)
Interpretation and Identification of Children with Disabilities
73(1)
Prereferral Intervention
74(1)
Individualized Educational Program Requirement
75(1)
Program Review and Changes
76(1)
Education-Related Service Requirement
76(1)
Least Restrictive Environment
77(1)
Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
78(1)
Length of School Year
79(1)
Disciplining Students with Disabilities
80(4)
Expulsion
80(3)
Suspension
83(1)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997
84(5)
Amendments Regarding Discipline
84(4)
Administrative Guide Student Disabilities
88(1)
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
89(4)
Qualifications for Employment
90(1)
Scope of Protection; Section 504 and ADA
91(1)
Administrative Guide Americans with Disabilities
92(1)
Endnotes
93(1)
4 School Personnel and School District Liability
94(33)
The School as a Safe Place
94(1)
Liability of School Personnel
95(4)
Vicarious Liability
95(1)
Foreseeability
96(1)
Nuisance
96(3)
Parental Access to School Premises
99(1)
Intentional Torts
99(5)
Assault
100(1)
Battery
100(1)
Defamation
101(1)
Libel and Slander
102(1)
Mental Distress
102(1)
False Imprisonment
103(1)
Trespassing on Personal Property
104(1)
Unintentional Torts
104(4)
Standard of Care
105(1)
Breach of Duty
106(1)
Proximate Cause
107(1)
Injury
107(1)
Defenses for Negligence
108(5)
Contributory Negligence
108(1)
Assumption of Risk
109(2)
Comparative Negligence
111(1)
Immunity
112(1)
Duties of Supervision
113(7)
Supervision before School
113(3)
Supervision during School
116(1)
Supervision after School
116(2)
Field Trips
118(1)
Parental Consent and Written Waivers
119(1)
Liability Involving Civil Rights Statutes
120(2)
Administrative Guide Liability
120(2)
Educational Malpractice
122(1)
Professionalism in Education
122(1)
School-Based Management
123(1)
Educational Malpractice Cases
123(2)
Administrative Guide Educational Malpractice
125(1)
Endnotes
125(2)
5 Liability and Student Records
127(11)
Rights of Parents
128(1)
Rights of Eligible Students
129(1)
Rights of School Personnel
129(1)
Enforcement of State or Federal Statutes
130(1)
Defamation Involving School Personnel
130(4)
Slander
130(1)
Libel
131(1)
Privilege
131(1)
Good Faith
132(1)
Acts of Malice
133(1)
Defenses against Defamation
134(2)
Privilege
135(1)
Good Faith
135(1)
Truth
135(1)
Administrative Guide Liability and Student Records
136(1)
Endnotes
136(2)
6 Teacher Freedoms
138(18)
Substantive and Procedural Considerations
138(1)
Freedom of Expression
139(5)
Speech Outside the School Environment
140(2)
Academic Freedom
142(2)
Freedom of Association
144(3)
Membership in Subversive Organizations
146(1)
Dress and Grooming
147(2)
Right to Privacy
149(3)
Administrative Guide Teacher Freedoms
152(1)
Religious Freedoms
152(1)
Title VII: Religious Discrimination
153(2)
Administrative Guide Religious Discrimination
154(1)
Endnotes
155(1)
7 Discrimination in Employment
156(23)
Title VII: Discrimination
156(8)
Sexual Discrimination
159(2)
Racial Discrimination
161(3)
Affirmative Action: California and Proposition 209
164(4)
Age Discrimination
166(2)
Pregnancy and Public School Employment
168(8)
Administrative Guide Discrimination
169(1)
Sexual Harassment
170(5)
Administrative Guide Harassment
175(1)
Issues Involving National Origin: Proposition 187
176(1)
Endnotes
177(2)
8 Tenure, Dismissal, and Due Process
179(24)
Tenure
179(3)
Acquisition of Tenure
180(1)
Nonrenewal
181(1)
Administrative Guide Tenure
182(1)
Dismissal for Cause
182(15)
Incompetency
182(1)
Insubordination
183(1)
Immorality
184(1)
Homosexuality and Employment
185(3)
Unprofessional Conduct
188(1)
Criminal Activity
189(2)
Sexual Advances toward Students
191(2)
Administrative Guide Dismissal
193(1)
Financial Exigency (Abolition of Positions)
193(2)
Administrative Guide Financial Exigency
195(1)
Good or Just Cause
196(1)
Administrative Guide Good or Just Cause
197(1)
Collective Bargaining
197(4)
Private Sector versus Public Sector Bargaining
198(1)
State Involvement
198(1)
Impasse and Bargaining
199(1)
Legal Issues
199(2)
Administrative Guide Collective Bargaining
201(1)
Endnotes
201(2)
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States: Provisions and Amendments Affecting Education 203(4)
Appendix B Summary of Relevant Federal Statutes 207(16)
Glossary of Relevant Legal Terms 223(4)
Index 227


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