All students read:
Dougherty, J. W. (2004). Torts and liability: An educator’s short guide. Phi Delta Kappa Fastbacks, (527), 3-45.
In loco parentis (p. 462-464) in:
Russo, C. J. (2008). Encyclopedia of Education Law. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications, Inc.
PK12 Leadership students read:
Part 1 The School Environment – 1. School Safety (p. 3-39)
Bosher, W. C., Kaminski, K. R., & Vacca, R. S. (2004). The School Law Handbook: What Every Leader Needs to Know. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Read p. 101-140 in:
Federal Commission on School Safety. (2018, December 18). Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety. Retrieved from
Higher Education Leadership students read:
The Complexity of Maintaining a Safe Campus in Higher Education (p. 3 – 14)
Terrell, M. C., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2007). Creating and Maintaining Safe College Campuses: A Sourcebook for Evaluating and Enhancing Safety Programs (Vol. 1st ed). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Chapter 2: The Jeanne Clery Act: A Summary of the Law and its Evolution in Higher Education
Sloan, J. J., & Fisher, B. (2013). Campus Crime: Legal, Social, and Policy Perspectives (Vol. 3rd ed). Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas.
Use the readings to write a 3- to 5-page paper that includes the following components:
Discuss the intersection between tort liability, in loco parentis, and student/campus safety
Explain how the following impacts your day-to-day practice:
PK-12 Concentration students: Federal Commission on School Safety
Higher Education Concentration students: Jeanne Clery Act
What school site, district or campus-based protocols and administrative leadership are required to comply with the policy or recommendations?
Why is this important? Explain.
How does your own knowledge of the educational law impact your day-to-day practice?
What are the challenges to effective implementation (write from a leadership perspective) of law or policy?

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