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Due process for school officials a guide for the conduct of administrative proceedings by Edgar H. Bittle

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Published by National Organization on Legal Problems of Education in [S.l.] .
Written in English


  • School discipline -- United States.,
  • Due process of law -- United States.,
  • School districts -- United States.,
  • School boards -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementEdgar H. Bittle.
The Physical Object
Pagination54 p. :
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16594462M

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