DLN: School Law 101: What Principals Must Know

As principal of your school, there are many guiding factors and regulations to follow to do your job effectively. This summary course will give you an overview of the many roles and responsibilities your will fulfill as principal. You will understand State and Federal laws as they apply to your school practices, learn how to enforce school policies, and ensure that the health and safety of your students and staff is protected.

In this course, you will:

  • Understand the Compulsory Attendance Law in the State of Michigan,
  • Explain a student’s right to Freedom of Expression,
  • Understand the basic principles of equal access and how it applies to the Separation of Church and State,
  • Recognize your and your staff’s responsibility to ensure the safety of students and to report suspicious situation.

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Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

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