Legal Handbook for Educators, 6th Edition
By: Anthony F. Brown, LL.B., M.Ed.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-2150-1
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 440 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2009-06-24
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $147.00

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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.
About the Author
Anthony F. Brown, LL.B., M.Ed. is a well-recognized legal expert, with more than 20 years' experience in education and labour law. He was General Counsel with the Toronto District School Board until 2015 and is now in private practice in Toronto. He practices in the areas of education, labour, employment, human rights and local governance law. He is the author of Legal Handbook for Educators, 6th Edition , and co-author of Education Law, 4th Edition (2007, Carswell) as well as Consulting Editor of the annual Consolidated Ontario Education Statutes and Regulations.
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