Legal issues

Legal Scenarios in Schools: Fine Tune Your Decision Making

Guest post by Heberto Hinojosa

From small rural to large urban schools across the country, school administrators make hundreds of daily decisions that impact their school communities. We know that these decisions must be led by the overarching question of what is best for our students. However, an equally important component of decision making is the consideration of the legal implications of our actions.

Being an active principal as well as teaching school law to over 100 aspiring principals in the last few years has given me a broad (more…)

Legal Issues Impacting Principals

Guest post by David S. Ellena, principal of Tomahawk Creek Middle School in Chesterfield, VA

During the session on “Legal Issues that Will Impact Principals,” Dr. Robert S. McCord touched on several major issues that are working their way through the courts. Here is a summary of some of the major points he discussed: (more…)