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    School Law for TeachersWilliam Allan Kritsonis, PhD

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    Robert L. Marshall Ed.D Texas A&M-Kingsville Arthur L. Petterway, Ph.D Pairie View A&M University

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    Legislature Update Teacher Appraisal

    Textbooks

    Sexual Misconduct with Certain Students

    Probationary Contract Status

    Health Insurance

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    Robert L. Marshall Ed.D Texas A&M-Kingsville Arthur L. Petterway, Ph.D Pairie View A&M University

    Sovereign immunity and liability Teachers are immune from tort

    liability except in cases of

    negligence.

    HOW OR FOR WHAT REASONS

    CAN WE BE HELD LIABLE FOR

    NEGILGENCE?

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    Robert L. Marshall Ed.D Texas A&M-Kingsville Arthur L. Petterway, Ph.D Pairie View A&M University

    Professional code of ethics State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC)

    The educator shall not knowingly

    deceptive practices regarding official policies misappropriate, divert, or use monies, personnel,

    property, or equipment

    submit fraudulent requests for reimbursement,expenses, or pay.

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    Robert L. Marshall Ed.D Texas A&M-Kingsville Arthur L. Petterway, Ph.D Pairie View A&M University

    Code of Ethics continued use institutional or professional privileges for

    personal or partisan advantage

    accept nor offer gratuities, gifts, or favors thatimpair professional judgment

    not falsify records, or direct or coerce others to

    do so. not interfere with a colleague's exercise of

    political, professional, or citizenship rights

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    Code of Ethics continued not harm others by knowingly making false

    statements about a colleague or the school not reveal confidential health or personnel

    information concerning colleagues not reveal confidential information concerning

    students

    furnish alcohol or illegal/unauthorized drugs to anystudent or knowingly allow any student to consumealcohol or illegal/unauthorized drugs in the presenceof the educator.

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    Code of ethics continued use coercive means or promise of special treatment in

    order to influence professional decisions or colleagues

    deliberately or knowingly misrepresent facts regardinga student

    exclude a student from participation in a program or

    grant an advantage to a student on the basis of race,

    color, sex, disability, national origin, religion, orfamily status.

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    Student and family basic rights Center for Study and Prevention of Violence

    National School Safety Center

    Parent Rights

    Student Rights Teacher Rights: http://www.tft.org/legal/speced.cfm

    Teacher GrievancesTSTA: http://www.tsta.org/legal/grievance-teachers.shtml

    http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/http://www.nssc1.org/http://www.tft.org/legal/speced.cfmhttp://www.tsta.org/legal/grievance-teachers.shtmlhttp://www.safetyzone.org/links.htmlhttp://www.tsta.org/legal/grievance-teachers.shtmlhttp://www.tft.org/legal/speced.cfmhttp://www.nssc1.org/http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/
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    Student and personnel records FERPA for known as Buckley Amendment

    Family Rights to Privacy Acthttp://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html?exp=0

    http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html?exp=0

    K-12 Classroom Law:http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/Home_Teachers3.html

    Parent Rights:http://www.tea.state.tx.us/parent_inv/prights.html

    http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html?exp=0http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html?exp=0http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/Home_Teachers3.htmlhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/parent_inv/prights.htmlhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/parent_inv/prights.htmlhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/parent_inv/prights.htmlhttp://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/Home_Teachers3.htmlhttp://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html?exp=0http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html?exp=0http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html?exp=0http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html?exp=0
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    Special Education Basics FOLLOW PROCEDURES

    Implement the IEP to the letter

    Have an IEP, not a GEP

    Modify appropriately

    Proper placement in the LRE Dot every i

    Cross every t

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    Special education basics IDEA Practices: http://www.ideapractices.org/resources/index.php

    IDEA Law:

    http://www.ideapractices.org/law/briefs/teachers.php Parents Rights

    Information on procedural safeguards and the rights of parents of students with

    disabilities.

    Due Process Hearings

    Information and link to the Special Education Due Process Hearing Decisions andinformation about the Special Education Hearing Officers.

    Texas Education Code (the state Law)

    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/tea/law.html

    http://www.ideapractices.org/resources/index.phphttp://www.ideapractices.org/law/briefs/teachers.phphttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/explansaf/http://www.tea.state.tx.us/juris/tec.htmlhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/tea/law.htmlhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/tea/law.htmlhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/tea/law.htmlhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/juris/tec.htmlhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/explansaf/http://www.ideapractices.org/law/briefs/teachers.phphttp://www.ideapractices.org/law/briefs/teachers.phphttp://www.ideapractices.org/resources/index.php
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    Special Education Continued Federal Resource Center for Special Education

    http://www.dssc.org/frc/index.htm

    National Information Center for Children andYouth with Disabilities

    http://www.nichcy.org/ http://www.ideapractices.org/law/briefs/brief05.php

    http://www.dssc.org/frc/index.htmhttp://www.nichcy.org/http://www.ideapractices.org/law/briefs/brief05.phphttp://www.nichcy.org/index.htmlhttp://www.ideapractices.org/law/briefs/brief05.phphttp://www.nichcy.org/http://www.dssc.org/frc/index.htmhttp://www.dssc.org/frc/index.htm
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    Student discipline Consistency, Consistency

    Consistency, Consistency

    Fair and Impartial Know and follow the policy

    Give due process

    Inform student of policy Minimal

    Procedural

    http://www.mtu.edu/studenthandbook/images/St

    http://www.mtu.edu/studenthandbook/images/Student-Handbook-2002-Final.jpghttp://www.mtu.edu/studenthandbook/images/Student-Handbook-2002-Final.jpg
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    Complaints and grievances School Policies

    DGBA: Employees

    Follow the steps and procedures Meet the time-line: Be Precise

    FNG: Parents and Students

    Follow steps and procedures Meet the time-line: Be Precise

    http://www.inserviceinc.com/graphics/grievance.jpg

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    Sexual harassment Hostile Environment (severe/prevasive) Quid-Pro-Quo (exchangeof favors)

    Requirements for Schools Report

    Investigate http://www.wcwonline.org/harassment/ http://wgby.org/edu/flirt/agdisq.html Harassment-Free Hallways Site Index http://www.aauw.org/ef/harass/index.cfm

    http://www.wcwonline.org/harassment/http://wgby.org/edu/flirt/agdisq.htmlhttp://www.aauw.org/ef/harass/guidestart.cfmhttp://www.aauw.org/ef/harass/index.cfmhttp://www.aauw.org/ef/harass/index.cfmhttp://www.aauw.org/ef/harass/guidestart.cfmhttp://wgby.org/edu/flirt/agdisq.htmlhttp://www.wcwonline.org/harassment/
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    Child abuse reporting Your responsibility is to reportsuspected child

    abuse or child neglect

    having cause to believe physical or mental welfare has

    been or may be adversely affected

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    Teacher contract basics Probationary Contract

    Requirement changed this year

    Continuing Contract Term Contract

    http://www.gospelcom.net/rbc/ds_images/q0804/contract.gif http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/genes/images/contract.jpg

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    Technology and copyright issues Copyright Basics:

    Circular published by U.S. Copyright Office tu Copyright Basics Crash Course

    http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm#top

    Selected Historic Copyright Decisionshttp://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/copyrt.htm

    Dr. Marshall Computer and Internet Law http://education.tamuk.edu/EDED5322/links.htm

    http://education.tamuk.edu/EDED5322/cases/internet/default.htm

    http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/circs/circ01.pdfhttp://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htmhttp://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htmhttp://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/copyrt.htmhttp://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/copyrt.htmhttp://../APETTERW/My%20Documents/EDED5322/links.htmhttp://../APETTERW/My%20Documents/EDED5322/cases/internet/default.htmhttp://../APETTERW/My%20Documents/EDED5322/cases/internet/default.htmhttp://../APETTERW/My%20Documents/EDED5322/links.htmhttp://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/copyrt.htmhttp://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/copyrt.htmhttp://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htmhttp://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htmhttp://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/circs/circ01.pdf

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