chapter  11
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Governance of Schools in a Legal and Political Environment

Think About It

Principals and other educational leaders have the legal right to search students’ lockers under certain conditions. But what are those conditions? It is imperative that educational leaders understand their legal roles and responsibilities to maintain a safe environment for learning to take place. Likewise, students have rights to privacy, although not to the same extent as average citizens in their homes. Educational leaders maintain fairness while ensuring that their behaviors are within the legal scope of their responsibilities.