In a time of unprecedented challenges, the most authoritative Q&A source on New York school laws can help your district succeed. Make sure you have the answers needed to help your students thrive. Managing a school district in New York State is a complex endeavor that involves legal and practical issues affecting students, school officials and staff. Find the answers to key school-law related questions from the one resource trusted for the past 72 years by school board members, administrators, educators, school attorneys and others, in their respective roles as members of the education community.

Created and published by the New York State School Boards Association and LexisNexis, School Law, 37th Edition presents a broad spectrum of education law issues in a practical, highly accessible question-and-answer format.

School Law, 37th Edition includes:

  • Authoritative answers to 2,000+ legal questions questions
  • Discussion of the latest laws, regulations and significant cases
  • An eBook format for added flexibility and portability and linking to the Lexis Advance® service (available to Lexis Advance subscribers)

School Law, 37th Edition covers such important topics as:

School board powers and duties
School board member qualifications and elections, ethics and conflicts of interest
School board meetings
Access to school records including school board communications
Superintendents and administrators
The school budget including contingency budgets
Fiscal management, reserve funds and school taxes
Teacher and principal qualifications, evaluations, certification registration and continuing education requirements
Non-instructional employees
Employee rights
Collective bargaining
Retirement rights and benefits
Student attendance, health and safety
Student rights and discipline
Students with disabilities
Student instruction, performance, and graduation requirements
School accountability, report cards, receivership and assessment participation requirements
Unlawful discrimination including sexual harassment
School buildings and grounds including school safety
Private school student services
School and staff liability

The New York State School Boards Association represents nearly 680 school boards and 5,000 school board members in New York State. NYSSBA provides advocacy, training and information to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state’s public schools. For more information on NYSSBA, please visit