School Law (NYSSBA Members and Students Only)

School Law 39th Edition facilitates legally grounded school district decision making.
Publisher: LexisNexis
Print Book :1 Volume, Softbound, 1127 pages
39th Edition
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ISBN: 9781663343208
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School Law 39th Edition facilitates legally grounded school district decision making

For more than 75 years, school boards, district administrators, school attorneys and others have relied on the most thorough and trusted resource for supporting educational and operational decisions from a legal perspective.

  • Answers to more than 2,000 legal questions
  • Accessible format and clearly identified topics
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Table of contents



General Information and Abbreviations


New Statutory and Regulatory Law Overview

Federal Statutes

State Statutes

State Statutory Changes Awaiting Action by the Governor

The Board of Regents and State Regulations

New Case Law

The New York State School System – Structural Overview

1.  Public Education – Governance Framework

2.  School District Reorganization

3.  Charter Schools

4.  Nonpublic Schools

Public School Governance

5.  School Boards

6.  School Board Members

7.  Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

8.  School District Officers

9.  School District Administrators

10.  The Superintendent of Schools

11.  The District (BOCES) Superintendent

12.  Ethics

13.  Confidentiality of School Records

14.  School Board Meetings

Annual and Special School District Meetings

15.  School District Meetings

16.  School District Voters

17.  The Voting Process

Public School Finances

18.  The School Budget

19.  School Budget Development and Adoption

20.  Contingency Budgets

21.  School Tax Assessments

22.  School Tax Collection

23.  State Aid

24.  The Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Budget

Fiscal Management

25.  Basic Fiscal Management Responsibilities

26.  Reserve and Charitable Funds

27.  Borrowing

28.  Purchasing of Materials and Services

Public School Staff

29.  School Building Principals

30.  Teachers – Employment Qualifications and Compensation

31.  Teachers – Certification Requirements

32.  Teachers – General Rights and Responsibilities

33.  Teachers – Tenure and Seniority Rights

34.  Teachers – Probationary Appointments and the Granting of Tenure

35.  Teacher and School Leader Certificate Registration and Continuing Education Requirements

36.  Teachers – Abolition of Positions and Excessing

37.  Teacher and Principal Performance Evaluations

38.  Discipline and Termination of Tenured Teachers and Administrators

39.  Non-Instructional Employees

40.  Coaches and Athletic Trainers

41.  Fingerprinting Requirements

Employee Constitutional, Leave and Retirement Rights

42.  Employee Constitutional Rights

43.  Employee Statutory Leave Rights

44.  Retirement Rights and Benefits

Employee Contractual Relations

45.  Contracts of Employment

46.  Collective Bargaining – The Taylor Law

47.  The Collective Bargaining Process


48.  Students–School Attendance

49.  Student Enrollment Rules

50.  Student Health and Welfare

51.  Student Safety

52.  Student Discipline

53.  Student Constitutional Rights

54.  Student with Disabilities

Instruction, Curricula and Student Achievement

55.  Instruction and Curricula

56.  Student Performance Accountability


57.  Transportation of Public School Students

58.  Transportation of Nonpublic School Students

59.  School Buses

60.  School Bus Drivers, Monitors and Attendants

Public School Facilities

61.  Buildings and Grounds

62.  Building Safety

63.  Hazardous Materials and Toxic Substances

64.  School Facilities — Use and Conduct


65.  Religion in Public Schools

Liability and Litigation

66.  School District and Board Liability

67.  Negligence Liability

68.  Section 1983 Liability

69.  Employment Discrimination

70.  Defense and Indemnification

71.  Insurance Protection

Homeless Students

72.  Homeless Student