in loco parentis


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in loco parentis

Responsible for a child's well-being while his or her parents are absent. Does being a teacher ever make you nervous, having to be in loco parentis to so many young kids?
See also: loco

in ˌloco paˈrentis

(from Latin, formal) having the same responsibility for a child as a parent has: Teachers at a boarding school are acting much more in loco parentis than at a day school.The Latin phrase means in the place of a parent.
See also: loco
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We theorized that college success for our at-risk students required a living/ learning environment that would support their growth and development by returning to the in loco parentis doctrine as a moral duty of the residence life professional staff.
As it stands today, courts have nearly unanimously rejected plaintiffs' arguments that compulsory attendance, even in conjunction with schools' in loco parentis duties, can support a public school's [section] 1983 liability for private actors causing harm to students.
116) In loco parentis promotes bonding between children and nonbiological parents because it gives both parties the ability to create permanent, lasting, and loving relationships without the fear that divorce or separation will sever those ties.
Employers should recognize that no specific legal relationship is required to establish in loco parentis status," which creates entitlement to FMLA leave, says Maria Danaher, a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins.
These issues are represented in three sections: (1) Background to demonstrate the shift from traditional views of in loco parentis to age of majority contractual obligations; (2) Conceptual Model to delineate aspects of student academic freedom, postsecondary obligations, and student conduct responsibilities; and (3) Conclusion summarizes how the conceptual model of student academic freedom is limited by contractual relationships.
Evolution of responsibility: From In loco parentis to ad meliora vertamur.
What is important is the reality of the relationship between the person who has stood in loco parentis and the child, and what is in the best interests of the child.
The first night in loco parentis got off to a bad start.
Both FMLA and OFLA specifically allow for "in loco parentis" leave and state that "a legal or biological relationship is not required" for an in loco parentis relationship to exist.
The doctrine of in loco parentis appears to be in a continual state of uncertainty.
Of course, the limits of student privacy laws, the reach of in loco parentis, and a university's responsibility have dominated the media coverage in the aftermath of the shooting.
In 2002, the United States Supreme Court confirmed that in the school's role of in loco parentis, drug testing of students who were involved in athletics and extracurricular activities was constitutional.
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Her elder sister Helen, acting in loco parentis, walked a marathon return journey between Dumfries and London to successfully petition the Duke of