2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDAM 661 - School Law and Public Policy Issues

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

This course is designed to review laws that pertain to public schools, including constitutional laws, state laws and court decisions that have helped to shape school law. A focus is on the study of court decisions addressing the legal principles affecting education, schools, and school professionals. Constitutional, statute, and administrative laws related to education are examined and analyzed through case studies and the analysis of case law. Students are expected to complete analyses of recent state and federal judicial decisions and legal structures related to responsibility and accountability of school leaders. The course engages the student in an examination of the school system as a policy system and the implementation of these policies by the school leader at the building level. Focus areas include: relationships of local school district policies to state policies, constraints imposed by state policies, implications of the state local system for local control, and effects of community expectations and participation in policy making at the school district and building levels.
Prerequisite: EDAM 650, EDAM 651, and EDAM 652

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