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The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law

The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law
Tenth Edition

The standard legal resource for Texas educators.

September 2022
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496 pages | 6.125 x 9.25 |

This tenth edition of The Educator’s Guide offers an authoritative source on Texas school law through the 2021 legislative sessions.

Intended for educators, school board members, attorneys, and taxpayers, it explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations, helps professional educators avoid expensive and time-consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action, and is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and staff development sessions.The tenth edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system, incorporating recent features such as charter schools and districts of innovation, then addresses the instructional program, service to students with special needs, the rights of public school employees, the role of religion, student discipline, governmental transparency, privacy, parent rights, and the parameters of legal liability for schools and school personnel. The book includes discussion of major federal legislation, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Every Student Succeeds Act. On the state level, the book incorporates laws pertaining to cyberbullying, inappropriate relationships between students and employees, and human sexuality instruction.