This practical handbook deals with all the key day-to-day issues arising in the field of education law. This edition is a revised, updated and expanded edition that continues the original purpose of the book, namely to explain in a clear and concise way the areas of education law that are most relevant to lawyers, school administrators and boards, educators, parents and students. The handbook considers the legal environment that most directly affects principals and vice-principals, including the statutory duties of principals, community relations, dealing with difficult parents, student discipline, school safety, the confidentiality of students’ personal information, reporting child abuse, and the Youth Criminal Just ice Act. The handbook provides a general overview of the Act and some of its regulations, and explains many of the key provisions that relate to the operation of boards and their schools, explains the statutory roles and responsibilities of pupils, parents, teachers, directors of education, supervisory officers, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation, the Education Quality and Accountability Office, the Ministry of Education, and the Ontario College of Teachers. Significant issues reviewed in the text also include safe schools and student discipline, negligence and liability and risk management, privacy law in a school setting, how collective bargaining and collective agreements affect the operation of schools and the ability of management to implement policies and procedures, and . the requirements for special education identification, placement and review committees, appeal boards, Individual Education Plans, parent guides, and other important aspects of special education law in Ontario.