Court cases involving school board authority in issues with respect to personnel 1981-2008

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dc.contributor Newton, Rose Mary
dc.contributor Tarter, Clemens John
dc.contributor Westbrook, Philip
dc.contributor Giesen, Judy L.
dc.contributor.advisor Dagley, David L.
dc.contributor.author Edmonds, Charles Hugh
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:25:21Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:25:21Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000249
dc.identifier.other EdmondsJr_alatus_0004D_10255
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/755
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In the field of education, the public school board of education is charged with the authority to meet the requirements that are set forth according to the laws that govern education within each state. Public school boards receive the authority to establish and administer policy through delegation by state legislatures, pursuant to provisions in state constitutions. It is the personnel employed by the school boards that must carry out the functions of education at the local levels. School boards entrust the personnel they employ with the responsibility of carrying out the functions in providing the necessary academic and social elements of public education. Public school boards and the personnel they employ forge an interesting role that is interdependent on the authority and rights that are extended to both. The policies of education for public school boards and personnel may not be enforced capriciously or arbitrarily and must be based upon legal authority as extended by federal and state constitutional statutory provisions. The problem of this research study was the legal challenges of public school board authority with respect to personnel matters. There is a plethora of litigation on this topic that has occurred within the judicial system of the United States. Though the reasons for this vast litigation are varied, much of it exists due to the legislative nature of public school boards and the interpretation of the delegated authority that is bestowed upon school boards. It is significant for school board members and public school administrators to understand the legal parameters associated with public school board authority with respect to personnel. These individuals must recognize school board authority, while also realizing that the limits of such authority are noted and addressed accordingly by the state and federal judicial systems. The purpose of this study is to examine the body of litigation for public school boards of education and their authority with respect to personnel for the years of 1981-2008. The cases were briefed and analyzed for issues, outcomes, and trends. The information gained from the issues, outcomes, and trends was used to create guiding principles for local school administrators.
dc.format.extent 451 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Education, Administration
dc.subject.other Law
dc.subject.other Educational leadership
dc.title Court cases involving school board authority in issues with respect to personnel 1981-2008
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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