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School Policy And Law For Principals
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Legal Issues Affecting Teachers and Staff
- Apply current law to human resource practices in schools.
- Examine teachers' rights and how they have been impacted by court decisions.
- Examine the legal foundations of workplace harassment legislation.
Religion and the Public Schools
- Review related court decisions.
- Analyze the application of the First Amendment establishment clause on public education.
Legal Framework and Other Issues Affecting Public Schools
- Examine the administrative structure of public education, including state and local-level agencies.
- Examine the role of the school board.
- Apply selected provisions of the United States Constitution to the educational setting.
- Examine the framework of the state and federal court systems.
- Analyze professional and ethical behavior required of school principals.
Legal Research Tools
- Define the primary and secondary resources available to research legal issues in education.
School Personnel and School District Liability
- Compare and contrast the elements of intentional and unintentional torts.
- Identify the elements of negligence and school/district procedures for responding.
- Differentiate between individual and organizational liability.
Legal Issues Affecting Students
- Analyze the influence of federal and state court decisions on schools in relation to students’ rights, due process, and discipline policies and procedures.
- Review the major past and current federal legislation related to serving special populations.
Current Legal Issues Affecting Schools
- Evaluate the legislation related to school safety and violence.
- Analyze the influence of federal and state court decisions on schools in relation to parental rights.
- Review laws related to student records and confidentiality.
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