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The School Law Handbook: What Every Leader Needs to Know
William C. Bosher Jr., Kate R. Kaminski, and Richard S. Vacca
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About This Book
A parent objects to a curriculum that includes a unit on Greek gods, arguing that it violates the separation of church and state. As a teacher or administrator, how should you respond? This type of issue is one most educators will have to confront eventually, in addition to other hot-button issues such as zero-tolerance policies, drug and alcohol testing, and prayer in schools. The School Law Handbook is designed to enable educators to confront such issues with information, insight, and initiative.
The issues are organized into five areas: the school environment, Constitutional issues, students, personnel, and accountability. Within each area are several chapters, each beginning with a realistic scenario followed by legal and practical analyses of the situation.
Armed with this knowledge of the parameters governing each scenario, educators can more effectively manage their responses, asking and answering the key questions:
In this era of unparalleled public scrutiny, The School Law Handbook is essential reading for all school personnel.
Bill Bosher is Executive Director of the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute and Dean of the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Kate R. Kaminski is an attorney in the field of education law and the Director of Legal and Policy Services for the Virginia School Boards Association. Richard S. Vacca is Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University.
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WILLIAM C. BOSHER JR. is a former teacher, high school principal, superintendent, and chief state school officer. He has a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Richmond, a master of education degree in counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and a doctoral degree in educational administration from the University of Virginia.
KATE R. KAMINSKI is an attorney who practices in the field of education law. As the Director of Legal and Policy Services for the Virginia School Boards Association, Kate advised school boards, superintendents, and administrators on current issues in the area of school law and policy. She also was involved in drafting local school board policy.
RICHARD S. VACCA a former college administrator and professor of education law, received a bachelor's degree in government from Lafayette College, a master of science degree in secondary education from S.U.N.Y Oneonta, and a doctoral degree in educational administration from Duke University. He completed two years of post-doctoral study at the University of Richmond Law School.
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