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Running a school district in New York is a complex endeavor that involves legal and practical issues affecting students, school officials and staff. Get the answers to key school law-related questions from the one resource trusted for the past 70 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, 36th Edition presents a broad spectrum of education law issues in a practical, highly accessible question-and-answer format.

Also, School Law is available in eBook format. Same trusted authority, increased flexibility and accessibility.

School Law, 36th 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
Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
Superintendents and administrators
The school budget, including contingency budgets
Fiscal management, reserve funds and school taxes
Teacher and principal qualifications, certification registration and continuing education requirements
Non-instructional employees
Employee rights
Collective bargaining
Retirement benefits
Student attendance, health and safety
Student rights and discipline
Students with disabilities
Student instruction and achievement
School accountability
Private school student services
School and staff liability

The New York State School Boards Association represents nearly 670 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