The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles

by Dennis R. Dunklee, Robert J. Shoop

The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles Synopsis

`The authors have taken a topic which could cover volumes, and produced a concise, easily understood desk reference which I have already used on the job.' -Stephen Harding, Principal Terry High School, MS Minimize site-based risk while respecting the legal rights of students, staff, and parents! Principals deal with complicated and potentially damaging legal issues every day . . . and now there's an accurate, accessible tool, written in plain English that can give administrators the information they need to do their jobs while minimizing legal risk. While retaining the reader-friendly format from their first edition, Dennis R. Dunklee and Robert J. Shoop-recognized school law experts-provide additional programmatic guidance for other school district personnel, management cues and risk management guidelines, a comprehensive index, additional references to landmark court cases, coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act, and information on state-created danger and deliberate indifference. This second edition helps school administrators quickly find important legal guidance for issues that include Staff selection and evaluation Student rights and discipline Special education and the reauthorized IDEA Copyright law Search and seizure Sexual harassment and sexual exploitation And many more This essential desk reference offers a straightforward resource on translating school law into practice and can be used as a day-to-day reference guide or a comprehensive overview of school law today.

The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles Press Reviews

The examples and vignettes are right on target! The authors share the information most relevant to the daily activities of administrators, and their coverage is very complete. -- Michelle Kocar, Principal The authors have taken a topic that could cover volumes and produced a concise, easily understood desk reference that I have already used on the job. -- Stephen Handley, Principal

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412925938
Publication date: 23rd May 2006
Author: Dennis R. Dunklee, Robert J. Shoop
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 440 pages
Categories: Organization & management of education, Education & the law,

About Dennis R. Dunklee, Robert J. Shoop

Dr. Dennis R. Dunklee is an Emeritus Professor in the Education Leadership Department in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University. During his twenty-five years in public schools, he served as a teacher, elementary school principal, junior high and middle school principal, high school principal, and central office administrator. During his more than twenty years at George Mason University, he taught courses in education law and school leadership and served as an advisor and chair for master's and doctoral candidates in school leadership. Because of his expertise and practical experience, he continues to be frequently called on to ...

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