School Law: A California Perspective
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School Law: A California Perspective emphasizes those critical law issues confronting California educators. It is an excellent reference not only for students who are completing an administrative credential or graduate degree in educational administration, but also those teachers and administrators who are currently serving in a school leadership role.
Drawing on our collective experience of more than 70 years as teachers and administrators in California public education, School Law: A California Perspective:
- Serves as a guide for administrators and students to provide effective leadership in their schools.
- Students and administrators gain a practical and realistic perspective of school law.
- Gives students and administrators confidence in dealing with legal questions by making them familiar with the principles of legislation and court decisions.
- Discusses relevant laws and court cases that will assist administrators and students in making decisions about students, personnel issues, curriculum and instruction, fiscal and legal matters, and copyright.
- Includes sides, transparencies, and a student workbook on an accompanying CD to make the package turn-key.
Chapter 1 Sources of School Law
Chapter 2 Conducting Legal Research
Chapter 3 School Governance and the Law
Chapter 4 Student Citizenship and Discipline
Chapter 5 Student Expression, Student Privacy, and the Constitution
Chapter 6 Special Education and the Law
Chapter 7 Sexual Harassment in Education
Chapter 8 Progressive Discipline and Dismissal of Employees
Chapter 9 Religion and the Schools
Chapter 10 School Finance and the Law
Chapter 11 Copyright Law and Education
Chapter 12 Tort Liability in Schools and Districts
Arthur J. Townley (Ed.D., University of Southern California) Professor of Emeritus, California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Townley taught in two California high schools and served as a high school principal, assistant superintendent–educational services, and superintendent of schools. He has taught at Pepperdine and La Verne Universities. He has published three books and a number of journal articles. His research interest is the study of school boards and the superintendency
June H. Schmieder-Ramirez (Ph.D., Stanford University) Interim Associate Dean of Education, Professor of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. Dr. Schmieder-Ramirez has extensive experience in public education, including teaching in elementary and junior high schools and serving as school business manager, associate superintendent for business services, and superintendent of schools. In addition, she taught at California State Universities in Fullerton and San Bernardino as an adjunct professor. Her research and publishing interests are in the area of public school finance and educational leadership.