Über den Autor
Todd DeMitchell spent eighteen years in the public schools holding positions from substitute teacher to superintendent, including principal of a K-8 school. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Education and the Justice Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire, where he specializes in school law, collective bargaining, and educational policy.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface: On Being a Principal Part 3 Part I: Introduction and Research Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Research on Liability and the Principal Part 6 Part II: Case Studies Chapter 7 Case Studies Part 8 Part III: Tort Liability and Its Defenses Chapter 9 Tort Liability Chapter 10 Defenses to a Finding of Negligence: When an Accident Happens-What Next? Part 11 Part IV: Applications of Tort Liability Chapter 12 Hazing: More than an Innocent Injury Chapter 13 Negligent Hiring: Did We Hire the Wrong Person? Chapter 14 Educational Malpractice Chapter 15 Sexual Abuse of Students: Case Studies on Liability Chapter 16 Vicarious Liability for Harm Caused by School Employees Chapter 17 Do Not Resuscitate Orders: The Psychological Impact of a Do Not Resuscitate Order Chapter 18 Safety Plan, Communication, and the Press Chapter 19 The Proactive, Prudent Principal Part 20 Part V: Appendices Chapter 21 Appendix A: Case Studies Revisited Chapter 22 Appendix B: Handbook Policy on Supervision Chapter 23 Appendix C: Tort Liability Handout Chapter 24 Appendix D: Liability and the Science Lab Chapter 25 Appendix E1: Tort Scenarios Chapter 26 Appendix E2: Discussion of Tort Scenarios Chapter 27 Appendix F: Local Legal Issue: Their Cup Runneth Over Chapter 28 Appendix G: Selected Cases for Discussion Chapter 29 Appendix H: Tort Liability Test Chapter 30 Appendix I: Court Case: The Toothpick and the Ear
Reasonable and prudent principals must know the law of negligence and apply its theory to the crush of activities and expectations of leading a modern school. In most schools, the in-house legal expert is the principal. This book assists, through case studies, legal analyses, and practical applications, principals to be the legal leader of their school.