Negligence: What Principals Need to Know About Avoiding Liability by Todd A. DeMitchell

Negligence: What Principals Need to Know About Avoiding Liability

Book Title: Negligence: What Principals Need to Know About Avoiding Liability

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 157886500X

Author: Todd A. DeMitchell


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A science teacher forgets to remind her students to wear their safety goggles during a chemistry experiment and one student is injured when the caustic chemical he is working with splashes into his eyes. A teacher is late for recess duty and a student falls from the swings and is injured. A principal sends one teacher and one student teacher on a field trip with sixty-five students to the seashore when two students slip away and drown. Are these educators liable for the injuries and the deaths of these students? Principals must know the law of negligence and apply its theory in order to successfully lead today's schools. Negligence: What Principals Need to Know About Avoiding Liability provides case studies, legal analyses, and practical applications that will help principals achieve effective leadership.

This book an excellent primer on the tort of negligence and what steps can be taken to reduce injuries and avoid liability. Written in a readable format, it is a must-read for experienced, beginning, and aspiring principals.