School Law (Non-members)

A trusted authority on New York school law for more than 72 years.
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The authoritative volume on education law in New York, School Law has been a trusted and valuable resource for New York education professionals and attorneys for over 75 years. Created by the New York State School Boards Association and New York State Bar Association in cooperation with LexisNexis, this volume presents a broad spectrum of education law issues in a unique question-and-answer format. Accessible yet authoritative, it is the premiere legal resource that addresses education issues and concerns for school board members, administrators, educators, and school attorneys, and is also a popular reference for educators nationwide.

This newest edition of School Law has been fully revised and expanded to include all the recent legislative changes that you'll need to stay informed.

School Law, 38th Edition, includes:

  • Authoritative answers to 2,000+ questions
  • Summaries of significant new statutes and legislative changes awaiting action by the Governor
  • Discussions of recent case law updates and state regulations

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The ISBN for the 37th Edition was 9781522163831.

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Table of contents

General Information and Abbreviations
New Statutory and Regulatory Law Overview
        State Statutes
        State Statutory Changes Awaiting Action by the Governor
        The Board of Regents and State Regulations
        Federal 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 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
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.  Students 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