Avoiding Legal Hassles: What School Administrators Really Need to Know / Edition 2

Avoiding Legal Hassles: What School Administrators Really Need to Know / Edition 2

by William A. Streshly, John Walsh, Larry E. Frase
     
 

ISBN-10: 076194530X

ISBN-13: 9780761945307

Pub. Date: 12/13/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Veteran school administrators, Streshly and Frase, have taken their classic "quick reference" and combined it with the insight and experience of a practicing school attorney for a comprehensive, updated edition.

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Overview

Veteran school administrators, Streshly and Frase, have taken their classic "quick reference" and combined it with the insight and experience of a practicing school attorney for a comprehensive, updated edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761945307
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/13/2001
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,319,943
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Fenwick W. English
Preface
About the Authors
1. Education's Legal Framework
Making the System Work for You
Free Public Education: An American Ideal
The Role of the Federal Government
The Role of the State of Government
State Office of Education
The Role of the Intermediate Education Agencies
The Role of Local School Boards
Charter Schools
The Judicial System
Keeping Abreast of the Law in Education
Key Terms
References
2. Coping With the Major Issues
Understanding the Direction of the Changing Law
The Search for Equality
The Struggle for Human Rights: Students, Parents
Separation of Church and State
Key Terms
References
3. Laws Affecting Students
Compulsory Education: The Obligation and the Right to Attend Public Schools
Spotting Traditional Legal Problems in the Curriculum
Managing Grades, Tests, and Student Records
Key Terms
References
4. Planning for Good School Discipline
Planning a Team Approach
Developing Strong Board Policies
Designing Comprehensive Site Discipline Plans
Protecting Student Rights
Guaranteeing Due Process
Protecting Freedom of Speech
Using Proper Search and Seizure Procedures
Mass Searches and Locker Searches
Enforcing School Rules
Crimes on Campus
Administering Punishment Effectively
Key Terms
References
5. Making the Campus Safe
A Duty to Protect
Avoiding Negligence
Providing Adequate Supervision
Statute of Limitations and Administrative Claims
Dealing With Police
Athletic Program Liability
Physical Education Classes
Liability in Shop Classes
Liability in Science Labs
Liability on Playgrounds
Dealing With Loiterers and Other Outsiders
Key Terms
References
6. Administering Special Education: The Question of Equal Access
Education for All Handicapped Children Act
School Year for the Disabled
IQ Tests for Placement
Key Terms
References
7. Coping With Legal Problems in Personnel Management
Hiring Professional Staff
Teacher Evaluation
Tenure
Due Process Rights of Employees
Personnel Files
Contracts and Salary
Worker's Compensation
Key Terms
8. Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of collective Bargaining
The Legal Foundations of Collective Bargaining
The Negotiating Process
Alternatives to Adversarial Bargaining
Contract Management and Grievance Procedures
Key Terms
References
9. Strategies to Avoid Lawsuits
Planning With the Courts in Mind
Risk Management
The Role of the Principal in Risk Management
Key Terms
References
Troubleshooting Guide

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