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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDS742 Legal Issues in Education (3 cr.)

The emphasis of this course is on the identification, interpretation, and implementation of state and federal laws and legal issues affecting schools and school systems. Education case law, contract law, labor relations, policies, and regulations pertinent to school districts are discussed. Dispute resolution processes and resources are examined.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Review, analyze, and interpret federal and Minnesota statutory law related to education.
  2. Apply relevant case law, rules, policies, and regulations to school districts.
  3. Recognize and analyze issues and legal concepts specific to school law.
  4. Describe provisions of state and federal law pertaining to special needs.
  5. Analyze state and federal statutes, laws and provisions for alternative schools.
  6. Critique the process of collective bargaining of master contracts including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration between the school board and the various employee groups, and provisions of the master contracts.
  7. Articulate the process of dispute resolution as it pertains to conflict with parents, students, and various staff employee groups.

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