School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders / Edition 2

School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders / Edition 2

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by Nathan L. Essex

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ISBN-10: 020533248X

ISBN-13: 9780205332489

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.



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Table of Contents

List of Cases 

Preface Acknowledgements


Chapter 1

Legal Framework Affecting Public Schools

            Sources of Law

            The U.S. System of Courts

            Analysis of an Appellate Court Opinion

            The Supreme Court


Chapter 2

Religion and the Public Schools

            School-Sponsored Prayer

            School-Sponsored Bible Reading

            Silent Prayer and Meditation

            Aid to Parochial Schools

            Prayer at School Events

            Voluntary Prayer at Commencement Exercises

            Use of School Facilities by Religious Student Groups

            Religious Activities and Holiday Programs


Chapter 3

Students, the Law, and Public Schools

            Freedom of Expression

            Dress and Appearance

            Search and Seizure

            “No Pass, No Play” Rule

            Use of Pagers, Cellular Phones and Personal Data Assistants

            Corporal Punishment

            Classroom Harassment

            Pregnant Students

            Married Students


Chapter 4

National Security and School Safety

            U.S.A. Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind and School Safety

            Handling Violence in Schools

            Limiting Liability for School Violence

            School Uniform Dress Policies, School Safety, and Students’ Freedom of Expression Rights

            Drug Testing

            Zero Tolerance and School Safety

            Metal Detectors


Chapter 5

Individuals with Disabilities

            Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA)

            National Council on Disability

            Disciplining Students with Disabilities

            Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997


Chapter 6

School Personnel and School District Leadership

            The School as a Safe Place

            Liability of School Personnel

            Intentional Torts

            Unintentional Torts

            Defenses for Negligence

            Duties of Supervision

            Liability Involving Civil Rights Statutes


Chapter 7

Liability and Student Records

            Sanctions for Violating Family Privacy Rights

            Rights of Parents

            Rights of Noncustodial Parents

             Rights of Eligible Students

            Rights of School Personnel

            Enforcement of State or Federal Statutes

            Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

            No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

            Defamation Involving School Personnel

            Defenses Against Defamation


Chapter 8

Teacher Freedoms

            Substantive and Procedural Considerations

            Freedom of Expression

            Freedom of Association

            Dress and Grooming

            Right to Privacy

            Religious Freedoms


Chapter 9

Discrimination in Employment

            Title VII: Discrimination

            The Rehabilitation Action of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

            Affirmative Action: California and Proposition

            Pregnancy and Public School Employment       


Chapter 10

Recruitment, Tenure, Dismissal, and Due Process

            Recruitment of Personnel


            Dismissal for Cause

            Collective Bargaining


Chapter 11

The Instructional Program

            Control of Public Schools

            Compulsory Attendance

            Health Requirements


            Curriculum Standards

            No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

            Use of the Internet for Instruction

            Grading and Academic Requirements

            Educational Malpractice


Chapter 12

School Desegregation

            De Jure Segregation

            Brown II Implementation

            Free Transfer and Freedom of Choice Program

             Seeking Unitary Status


Chapter 13

School Finance

            Taxation for Public Schools

            Tax Rate

            Legal Challenges to School Funding

            The Landmark Rodriguez Case

            Post Rodriguez Case




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