Key Legal Issues for Schools: The Ultimate Resource for School Business Officials

Key Legal Issues for Schools: The Ultimate Resource for School Business Officials

by Charles J. Russo
     
 

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School business officials (SB's) must, in many respects, serve as all things to all people in their workplaces. Put another way, SB's must be knowledgeable about a wide range of legal issues ranging from contracts to setting policy to state biding laws let alone constitutional matters involving the rights of students and teachers. Aware of the fact that issues

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School business officials (SB's) must, in many respects, serve as all things to all people in their workplaces. Put another way, SB's must be knowledgeable about a wide range of legal issues ranging from contracts to setting policy to state biding laws let alone constitutional matters involving the rights of students and teachers. Aware of the fact that issues involving the law are at the heart of many of a SBO’s duties, the chapters in this edited book have been written by a diverse array of individuals with experience as educational leaders in schools and/ or who possess significant expertise in the school law. In light of the need to keep SB's up-to-date on many issues in the ever changing world of Education Law, this volume is divided into two parts. The first section deals with issues that primarily impact on the management of schools while the second deals with the rights of students and teachers. More specifically, each of the chapters is designed to examine a specific area about which SB's need information. While no single book can ever hope to cover all of the myriad of legal topics that SB's and other educational leaders must master in their professional lives, this book will serve as an up-to-date and ready source of information to help keep them abreast of the many changes in the ever evolving area of school law.

Editorial Reviews

Suzanne Eckes
The new edition of Key Legal Issues for Schools is written by experts in the field who present the material in a concise format for busy administrators. The topics are relevant, timely and well organized. Updates to the third edition include new policies and cases about finance, transportation, facilities, evaluation, negligence and a myriad of other important issues that school business officers confront on a daily basis.
Robert J. Safransky
Do you and your fellow school business officials want and need accurate and up-to-date guidance on managing your district’s business affairs? This book has fourteen chapters written to guide you and ensure that you make decisions based on solid legal principles.
Robert C. Cloud
Key Legal Issues for Schools: The Ultimate Resource for School Business Officials is a complete and reliable guide for all school leaders, particularly those who administer budgets and distribute resources. Written and edited by an impressive team of experts in educational policy and law, the text clarifies the impact of current law on key administrative functions and highlights best practices for officials who function in a litigious environment. This is an excellent resource for school leaders intent on serving the public efficiently and effectively, while avoiding costly and disruptive litigation. I recommend the text highly and will use it in my classes.
School Administrator Magazine
This book would be highly useful as a textbook for administrative law classes because it is written in language that is easily understood and it provides examples or recommendations for complex subjects.
Reference and Research Book News
Twelve contributions from educational leaders and school law specialists consider legal issues commonly encountered by school business officials. The first part of the book covers school management issues such as budgeting, transportation, and negligence. The second section focuses on the rights of employees and students and addresses topics such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the place of religion in public education.
School Administrator
This book would be highly useful as a textbook for administrative law classes because it is written in language that is easily understood and it provides examples or recommendations for complex subjects.
Ers E-Bulletin
This collection of essays on legal issues is designed to keep school business officials (SB's) up to date in matters of education law.
ERS E-Bulletin
This collection of essays on legal issues is designed to keep school business officials (SB's) up to date in matters of education law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610485227
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
02/16/2013
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
816,503
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Robert J. Safransky
Do you and your fellow school business officials want and need accurate and up-to-date guidance on managing your district’s business affairs? This book has fourteen chapters written to guide you and ensure that you make decisions based on solid legal principles.
Robert C. Cloud
Key Legal Issues for Schools: The Ultimate Resource for School Business Officials is a complete and reliable guide for all school leaders, particularly those who administer budgets and distribute resources. Written and edited by an impressive team of experts in educational policy and law, the text clarifies the impact of current law on key administrative functions and highlights best practices for officials who function in a litigious environment. This is an excellent resource for school leaders intent on serving the public efficiently and effectively, while avoiding costly and disruptive litigation. I recommend the text highly and will use it in my classes.
Suzanne Eckes
The new edition of Key Legal Issues for Schools is written by experts in the field who present the material in a conciseformat for busy administrators. The topics are relevant, timely and well organized. Updates to the thirdedition include new policies and cases about finance, transportation, facilities, evaluation, negligence and a myriad of other important issuesthat school business officers confront on a daily basis.

Meet the Author

Charles J. Russo J.D., Ed.D., is Panzer Chair in Education and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. A past-President of the Education Law Association and Education Law Reporter, among others, Dr. Russo has written more than 850 publications and has spoken (in the United States and overseas) extensively on issues involving School Law.

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