Course: ELPS 663. Legal Aspects of Educational Administration (3)
Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. General principles of American school law, with particular emphasis on California statutes. Consideration of the legal basis of federal, state and local administrative levels. Review of the salient legal provisions of the Education Code respecting administration of schools, the rights of patrons and employees, torts, contracts, certification, tenure, school plant planning, and the rights and obligations of pupils. Analysis and significance of major court decisions having implications for public education.