How Community Colleges Can Create Productive Collaborations with Local Schools

By James C. Palmer | Go to book overview

Legal problems can emerge when high school students enroll in college courses or when college staff work within the schools. This chapter discusses potential legal problems and offers strategies for addressing them.


9
Anticipating Legal Problems When
Working with High School Students

Elizabeth T. Lugg

As high school curricula become more diverse and competitive, and funding and resources become less abundant, many school districts are turning to area community colleges as an alternative for students who are seeking advanced courses. By having junior and senior high school students attend classes at the community college, the local high school is able to broaden and enrich its curriculum without hiring additional staff or finding additional teaching space. This type of partnership, however, increases the legal liability of both the local school district and the community college. Once minor students are mixed with adult students in an adult setting—the community college campus—the possibility for a controversial incident rises dramatically. This is not because the community college campus is inherently more dangerous, but rather because a different standard of care is expected of educators who deal with high school rather than community college students. This different standard of care would also be experienced by community college staff who come into the high school to assist in providing instruction. Once in the high school, the community college employee is held to the same standard of care as the high school teacher. To understand what is meant by standard of care, a short refresher on tort law is necessary.


A Primer on Basic Tort Law

American civil law covers instances where one private individual, or group of individuals, commits a wrong or an injury against another private individual or group of individuals. The remedy provided in civil

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