School Law Practice Series

Timely articles on current school law issues.

Additional Resources

School Law Practice: Concussions Avoiding Lawsuits Through Policy (Volume 5, Number 3, September 2011)
School districts can be liable when students suffer concussions in the school context. This article discusses potential legal liability and defenses to claims and school district’s obligations to accommodate concussed students under Section 504. It also discusses key elements of a concussion policy including return to play standards.

School Law Practice: Farm Animals at School? (Volume 5, Number 2, May 2011)
This article discusses the building and facilities issues, components of waste disposal and issues involving animals and students. Sample of waste disposal agreement and waiver of claims are included. Available for sale to non COSA members in the eDocs store.

School Law Practice: Advocacy in the Court of Public Opinion: the School Board Attorney and the News Media (Volume 5, No. 1, April 2011)
This article offers tips for school attorneys when responding to media inquiries. It also describes laws that limit what school districts can disclose to the media including FERPA and state personnel statutes. Finally, it discusses considerations for taking press calls in response to a crisis.

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