The principal's legal handbook

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: the American legal system -- Student discipline law -- Freedom of expression -- Searches in public schools -- Student records -- Promotion, retention, and graduation -- Child abuse -- Student-to-student sexual harassment -- Civil liberties in cyberspace -- Truancy -- Homeschooling and the law -- Fundamentals of federal disability law -- Discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act -- Barrier-free facilities -- IEPs, least restrictive environment, and placement -- Related services under the IDEA -- Secondary school transition planning -- Disciplining students with disabilities -- Parental rights -- Assessing students with disabilities under the IDEA and NCLB -- Teacher dismissal -- Teacher certification -- Academic freedom and censorship -- Sexual harassment in the workplace -- Evaluations -- Student injury -- Documentation -- Curriculum in public schools -- The No Child Left Behind Act -- Religious influences and accommodations in public schools -- Copyright laws in the age of technology and their applicability to the K-12 environment -- Charter schools -- Collective bargaining in public schools -- School funding litigation -- Affirmative action -- School desegregation during an era of continuing judicial disengagement -- English language learners -- Pondering the future of education law
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