Date of Award:

1972

Document Type:

Dissertation

Degree Name:

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Department:

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Department name when degree awarded

Educational Administration

Advisor/Chair:

Terrance E. Hatch

Abstract

Purpose

Since the Utah Governmental Immunity Act went into effect on July 1, 1966, the experience of Utah's school districts under the law was not known. For the purpose of determining the experience of Utah's districts in administering the law and to determine the adequacy of the law, this study was undertaken.

Procedures

To accomplish the purpose of this study, a questionnaire was sent to each of Utah's 40 school districts. Instructions were sent with the questionnaire indicating that the writer would be making contact either by telephone or a personal interview to assist in filling out the questionnaire. A personal interview was conducted with 15 districts, and telephone contact was made with the remaining 25 districts. Additional information which could not be obtained from Utah's school systems was obtained from insurance agents, legal advisors, and various other related sources.

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