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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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The ISBN for the 38th Edition was 9781663307934.
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Table of contents
General Information and Abbreviations
New Statutory and Regulatory Law Overview
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
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
25. Basic Fiscal Management Responsibilities
26. Reserve and Charitable Funds
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
72. Homeless Student