EDU 615 School Law

This course instructs students on public education's legal foundations, including constitutional, statutory, board policy, and case law within which a school must function. School administrative practices related to federal regulations and rulings with consideration given to state and local matters when applicable are the course's focus. Major topics include school governance, staff employment, teachers' and students' rights, tort liability, collective bargaining, student attendance and records, and disabled student rights. As aspiring school principals, students demonstrate their ability to apply the federal, state and local legal principles that govern practices and operations in PK-12 schools by analyzing selected case studies and scenarios.