For over twenty years, The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law has been the preeminent source for information on Texas school law for the state’s education community. The sixth edition is the contemporary in a series of revisions designed to keep the book current, comprehensive, and readable. Readers will find quite a few changes in the new edition. Initially, the immensely essential No Child Left At the back of Act has been incorporated at more than a few points in the text, particularly in discussions pertaining to accountability, assessment, and school safety. Other changes include an expanded discussion of charter schools, school uniform policies, and student drug testing programs. Employment issues at the moment are addressed in two chapters, one dealing with contractual matters and the other with body of workers management. The new edition includes all legislative developments, relevant federal and state court rulings, and Texas Commissioner of Education decisions up to now. In its ten chapters, The Educator’s Guide discusses a myriad of topics on the subject of the legal structure of the Texas school system, attendance law and the instructional program, the education of children with disabilities, employment law, rights of expression and association, the role of religion, student discipline, open meetings and public records, privacy issues, student search and seizure, and legal liability of school districts and employees.
The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law: Sixth Edition