On average, a teacher violates the law on a daily or weekly basis. Why? Because approximately 75 percent of everything that a teacher does in a typical school day is affected by school law. These violations are generally not intentional, but result from a misunderstanding or lack of knowledge that a law exists. This makes sense after one understands the vast expanse of school law: all of the statutory law, case law, and statutory regulations that affect school districts, certified and noncertified employees, students, and taxpayers as they relate to the operation of a school district.

The goal of this entry is twofold: (1) to provide a basic overview of school law, and (2) to heighten awareness of the role the law plays in the ...

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