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resources regarding laws, policies and procedures required by educational institution governance, accreditation, regional or national standards


  • Adventist Resource
    A Little Paranoia Can Go a Long Way Preschool-Grade 12
    It is crucial to follow policy anytime students are taken off school property, both for their safety and for legal protection.

  • Adventist Resource
    Adventist Lawyer Tertiary-Lifelong
    This website was launched with the purpose of drawing together Adventist lawyers from around the world. It also has a secondary purpose of keeping church administration and legal minds up to date with relevant litigation and developments in the law. Adventist...

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    Adventist Principals Face the Law Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Consider four policy making challenges faced by most administrators: negligence, student discipline, discipline of employees, and child abuse and neglect. The author states that administrators need to understand these challenges and the legal responsibilities...

  • Christian Resource
    American Association of Christian Schools - AACS Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The oldest national voice for Christian school education, the American Association of Christian Schools, is celebrating its 35th anniversary as one of the leading Christian school organizations in the country. AACS provides over thirty programs and services...

  • Adventist Resource
    Are Adventist Schools Safe? The Answer May Surprise You Grade 1-Grade 12
    Since Adventist schools are not unaffected by the effects of violence, Adventist teachers and administrators cannot afford to ignore the issue. Reflecting on findings from Plummer and Gifford's studies on violence in Adventist schools, this article includes...

  • Christian Resource
    Association of Christian Schools International - ACSI Kindergarten-Grade 12
    ACSI strives to enable and equip Christian educators and schools worldwide to effectively educate children and young people with the mind of Christ. This professional organization offers many academic services including accreditation, student assessment, teacher...

  • Adventist Resource
    Balancing Justice and Mercy - Redemptive Ways of Dealing With Adolescent Substance Use Grade 9-Tertiary
    What are the policies in place for substance abuse at the high school and college levels? What is different about about Seventh-day Adventist institutions? And more importantly, what are the pros and cons of these policies?

  • Adventist Resource
    Campus Security Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article is packed with practical suggestions for being safe on any campus. Specifically covered are safety while on foot, preventing date rape, use of weapons, elevators, purses and wallets, cars and car breakdowns, public transportation and residence...

  • Copyright Clearance Center Kindergarten-Lifelong
    CCC Online facilitates obtaining permission to use copyrighted materials through large online database. Registration online is free. Service charge for help in seeking permission online.

  • Adventist Resource
    Family Fervor Hits Capitol Hill Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Religious and secular groups have affirmed the importance of the family as the basic unit of society. Family fervor is the focus of legislation, Pat Robertson of the New Christian Right, and the Democratic Party. The main concerns are expanded child care legislation,...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How does the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures relate to the Adventist educational system? The decision extended yet another constitutional right to public school students by making...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: A Primer on Negligence Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The number of lawsuits in the educational system is increasing. Negligence cases are discussed. Teachers need to know about tort law and legal responsibility to prevent lawsuits. Classrooms must be kept safe for children.

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: Are Adventist Students Entitled to Freedom of Speech? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A discussion on whether the "Kuhlmeier v. Hazelwood School District, 795 Fed 1368" case, concerning the freedom of speech of students, is applicable for Adventist schools. Although most religious schools are beyond the reach of the constitutional...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: Avoiding Allegations of Wrongful Termination Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ruth E. Parish addresses one of the most common sources of litigation against schools: wrongful termination. Suggested here are steps to ensure better employee/employer relations. Also covered are essential portions of the workers handbook: probationary periods,...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: Home Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Are home schools legal and how should educators relate to them? Due to a variety of social and economic factors, the home school movement is growing. State compulsory school attendance laws and the state's interest in compulsory education, and the parents'...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: How Far Do We Open the Back Door? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A critical look at government aid to church schools. Caution should be taken in order to avoid violation of the separation of church and state.

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: Insuring Your Students' Safety Kindergarten-Grade 12
    John Trimarchi addresses how schools and organizations can reduce risk by maintaining student accident and public liability insurance. Topics covered include: primary coverage, excess coverage, public liability insurance, supervision, field trips, day care...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: School Administrators vs. Student Privacy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Both common law and the statutes of most states recognize invasion of privacy as grounds for legal action. The intrusion must be offensive or objectionable to a reasonable person and the action taken must invade an area in which a person is entitled to privacy....

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: Sexual Misconduct and Wrongful Termination: Important Legal Issues for Church Administrators Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ruth Parish outlines and defines structures organizations should have in place before allegations arise of sexual misconduct.

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: Sexual Misconduct/Child Abuse: A Preventative Approach Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Ruth Parish shares information intended to minimize allegations of sexual abuse by individuals who work with children and young adults, either as volunteers or employees. Included in her discussion are the benefits and risk of touch and avoiding misunderstandings.

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: The Case of the Maligned Bridgebuilder Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Private schools and their staff members can be sued. Most commonly the suits involve the termination of employment. Employment-at-will means that the employment relationship is terminable at the will of either party. However, recently various state courts...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Legal Update: Whom Do We Hire? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Do church-affiliated organizations have the right to make employment decisions based on religion? Various cases and situations are examined in order to apply the information to the Adventist campus situation.

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Sharing Writing Said Best Method; Legal News; Educational Testing Service Forum Cites "Paradox" in Reliance on,...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: U.S. Average Public Teacher Salaries Top $30,000 for 1989-1990; New Laws Ban Corporal Punishment; Why College Tuition is...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Journal of Adventist Education Soon to be Printed in Four Languages; Increases in Alternative Certification for Teachers;...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Girls as Likely as Boys to Have Reading Disability, Study Reveals; Report Identifies Causes of Learning Impairments; High...

  • Adventist Resource
    Judicial involvement in the governance of church-operated schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Courts at various levels are called upon to decide issues of governance within churches and church-operated schools. This article reviews four cases, two in Federal courts and two in state courts (in the USA), to determine when judicial intrusion into church...

  • Kid Safety on the Internet: The Police Notebook Grade 3-Grade 12
    These pages are presented in a "slide-show" fashion and contain questions and answers to help kids protect themselves and handle emergencies. Emergencies include fire, injury, avoiding a fight, avoiding > drugs, and many others. Simple, practical...

  • Adventist Resource
    Labor Union Membership Exemption & Adventist Position Statement Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Illinois Conference website provides help for Adventists dealing with labor unions, including: Tips for Getting Membership Exemption, a sample Position Letter, and a complete Seventh-day Adventist Position Statement on Labor Unions.

  • Adventist Resource
    Legal Issues in Seventh-day Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Janet Brock informs and educates Adventist teachers about their legal rights and responsibilities within the private school system in Canada. Incidents occurring as a result of detention, arriving late for supervision duties, and unsupervised after-school...

  • Adventist Resource
    Legal Responsibilites of Board Members Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Charles McKinstry examines the legal responsibilities of school boards and its individual members. He also discusses areas of particular concern for Adventist school boards. Topics include: Conflict of Interest; Protection of Students; Protection of Employees;...

  • Adventist Resource
    Legal Responsibilities of School Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article provides an overview of the primary legal responsibilities of a school board and its members. Conflict of interest, protection of students and employees, finances, insurance, and confidentiality and defamation are topics discussed in this reprint...

  • Media Law: An Overview Tertiary-Lifelong
    Freedom of the press is a fundamental liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution. As such, courts and legislative bodies have been hesitant to impinge on that freedom. In fact there are numerous state and federal statutes that seek to ensure the full extent of the guarantee of the first Amendment such as the Freedom of Information Act, and the Privacy Act. These are briefly discussed in this page which includes the US Supreme Court decisions.

  • Adventist Resource
    Model Student Handbook Policies - Pacific Union Conference Preschool-Grade 12
    Reference this document when developing a school handbook for an Adventist school. Sections to include in North America Division schools are included. Some sections can be used verbatim and other sections refer to information from the Pacific...

  • Adventist Resource
    North American Religious Liberty Association - West Grade 9-Lifelong
    This web site is sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church State Council, the oldest public policy organization in the western United States devoted exclusively to issues of religious freedom. We combine advocacy in the courts and legislatures, with service...

  • Adventist Resource
    Out of Division Trips Policy Grade 9-Lifelong
    The new NAD policy for trips outside of this region has a number of additional steps and procedures for schools, to ensure a safe and successful trip outside the North American Division. Review the policy and download the Out...

  • Adventist Resource
    Pacific Union Student Consent to Treatment Form Preschool-Grade 12
    Download a copy of the NAD Pacific Union Conference form necessary for all students enrolled in a PUC school.

  • Adventist Resource
    Religious Liberty Education - Opening Windows on the World Grade 9-Tertiary
    Bert Beach discusses the teaching of religious liberty in Adventist schools. He advocates teaching religion to lift learners to a higher level of devotion, spirituality, love, tolerance, and understanding.

  • Adventist Resource
    Sample K-12 School Constitution Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A sample constitution for an Adventist K-12 school in the North American Division. This document includes a preamble, articles of constitutions and bylaws. The constitution articles include name and location, philosophy and purposes, objectives, non-discriminatory...

  • Adventist Resource
    School and the Law - Common Legal Issues for Private School Administrators and Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This TEACH journal article discusses the issues involved in suspending students, suggesting use of the school handbook and respectful communication prior to suspending with the student and his/her family.

  • Adventist Resource
    School and the Law - Today's Teachers Spooked by the Law Preschool-Grade 12
    "Over the last couple of decades there has been a change in our society where litigation and the threat of it in all aspects of life has significantly increased. The schools and, in particular, the teachers have not escaped this change. Child protection...

  • Adventist Resource
    Shattered Innocence - Preparing for the Unthinkable Grade 9-Tertiary
    School violence is an issue that can not be ignored. Learn about school risk assessments and safety procedures that will make your school safer.

  • Adventist Resource
    Term Papers for Hire - How to Deter Academic Dishonesty Tertiary
    Learn how on why students cheat on academic assignments, and how to detect and avoid academic dishonesty in your own classroom.

  • U.S. Department of Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Site of United States National Technology Plan plus: News, Guides, Money Matters (Grant info), Secretary's Initiatives (Goals 2000 + much more), People and Offices, Programs & Services, Publications & Products, Other Sites, Picks o' the Month (top 3 sites).

  • US Department of Education Re Equitable Services through Eligible Private Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2005 document, by the US Department of Education Office of Non-Public Education, provides non-regulatory guidelines for equitable services to eligible private school students, teachers and other educational personnel. Section titles include: introduction;...

  • US Office of Non-Public Education Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Link to reports and publications for private schools in the USA, including federal education laws and programs affecting non-public education, private school search, non-public education organizations, state deparments of education, and other department of...

  • Adventist Resource
    What is Happening in Your Staff Meeting? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Griffith lists several suggestions for a productive staff meeting.