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The "Special Relationship" Doctrine and School Officials' Duty to Protect Students from Sexual Harassment.
Thompson, David P. – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
Examines the "special relationship" doctrine as it applies to school officials' duty, under federal constitutional law, to protect students from peer sexual harassment. Examination of the 1871 Civil Rights Act, Section 1983, and relevant case law shows that the special-relationship claim has proved an ineffective avenue for students.…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility
Employment Discrimination in Education Related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Legal Perspectives.
O'Brien, Wini M. – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
Educational leaders must be prepared to avoid discrimination against the increasing number of employed individuals infected with HIV/AIDS. This article provides a relevant literature review on protection for disabled employees. Statutory and case law is explored, including the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990. A case study in higher education…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Administrator Responsibility, Communicable Diseases, Disabilities
Chance, Edward W.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
Presents the results of a study of 24 superintendents who served in 1 rural school district for 12 years or more. The superintendents interviewed shared demographic information, insights into their school boards, and professional opinions concerning the reasons for their longevity. Most-cited reasons were a stable school board, open communication,…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Board Administrator Relationship, Communication Skills, Community Involvement
Mandatory Drug Testing of Student Athletes: A Policy Response to "Vernonia School District, 47J v. Acton."
DeMitchell, Todd A.; Carroll, Thomas – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
The Vernonia (Oregon) School District passed a mandatory random drug testing policy for student athletes that was later upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. A survey of randomly selected superintendents in five geographic regions disclosed that a majority of respondents who knew about the case were leaning toward not adopting a similar policy. (28…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Athletes, Court Litigation, Drug Use Testing