Maryland School Law Deskbook


By Stephen C. Bounds

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The latest edition of the Maryland School Law Deskbook is the only education law reference of its kind in Maryland. Written by experienced education law attorneys, and published in cooperation with the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE), this comprehensive publication offers current and authoritative information on legal issues facing schools within the context of state and federal education law.

The Deskbook includes 16 chapters on key topics such as:

  • Local School Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • State Role in Education
  • Federal Role in Education
  • Budget and Finance
  • School Facilities, Student Transportation, and Health and Safety
  • Employee Relations & Rights
  • Employee Discipline & Dismissal
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • Tort, Liability & Insurance Issues
  • Student Attendance, Instruction, and Records
  • Student Discipline/Search and Seizure
  • Student Speech, Press & Dress
  • Church/State Relations & Equal Access Act
  • Student Classifications & Diversity Issues
  • Educating Students with Disabilities
  • Public Charter Schools & Public School Alternatives

    Materials now included in this latest edition are:

  • The new Maintenance of Effort law's requirements for local school funding, including waiver and enforcement provisions;
  • Update on recent changes in student records privacy protections under FERPA regulations;
  • New state requirements for maintaining student records of suspensions, expulsions and other disciplinary actions;
  • Updates on employment law cases relating to collective bargaining and the Family Medical Leave Act;
  • New Supreme Court case on recusal from voting of local officials when facing a conflict of interest;
  • New Supreme Court case extending qualified immunity to private attorneys working for government entities;
  • New Supreme Court case considering rights of students questioned by school officials with a law officer present;
  • New Fourth Circuit case expanding the ability to control disruptive student online speech created off campus;
  • Explanation of multiple new special education cases on a variety of issues pertaining to students with disabilities; and
  • New Fourth Circuit case considering a Title IX challenge alleging gender discrimination in athletics.

    Logical, easy-to-follow approach:

    Clearly written in a straightforward question-and-answer format, Maryland School Law Deskbook is concise, intuitive, and accessible. Complete with a comprehensive index and a table of cases cited, it is the essential new education law resource for school administrators, school board members, superintendents, education professionals and attorneys.

    This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

  • Maryland School Law Deskbook