Maryland School Law Deskbook


By Stephen C. Bounds

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Maryland School Law Deskbook is a concise and accessible guide written by experienced education law attorneys, and published in cooperation with the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE). It offers current and authoritative information on legal issues facing schools within the context of state and federal education law. This is the essential desk reference for school administrators, school board members, superintendents, education professionals, and attorneys.

The Deskbook includes 16 chapters on key topics such as:

•  Local School Board Roles and Responsibilities

•  State Role in Education

•  Federal Role in Education

•  Budget and Finance

•  School Facilities, Student Transportation, and Health and Safety

•  Employee Relations and Rights

•  Employee Discipline and Dismissal

•  No Child Left Behind Act

•  Tort, Liability and Insurance Issues

•  Student Attendance, Instruction, and Records

•  Student Discipline/Search and Seizure

•  Student Speech, Press and Dress

•  Church/State Relations and Equal Access Act

•  Student Classifications and Diversity Issues

•  Educating Students with Disabilities

•  Public Charter Schools and Public School Alternatives

New in the 2013-2014 Edition:

•  New School Safety Initiatives: facility upgrades, emergency plans, and School Safety Center

•  Changes to the Open Meetings Act affecting all local Boards of Education

•  New Concussions in Athletics and Heat Acclimatization Standards

•  Consideration of the new Supreme Court ruling on School Diversity Plans

•  Update on the School Construction Funding Process

•  New Dual Enrollment Law and Funding Requirements

•  New College and Career Readiness Law and the impact on schools

•  Review of new Student Speech and Religious Expression cases

The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Maryland School Law Deskbook