Designed to teach the principal to become efficient and effective in accomplishing noninstructional roles, this book offers advice on expectations and survival techniques to ensure the principal's longevity in the district. Like the previous edition, it provides a practical guide to practice and procedure in these vital areas. This second edition has updated the chapter on law dealing with pertinent issues such as: Internet usage, drug testing, off-campus searches. Other chapters include topics on: the role of the assistant principal, the importance of maintaining safe schools in a climate of violence, the relationship between the principal and the superintendent. Will be appropriate for graduate courses in the principalship, educational administration, educational leadership, and personnel administration.
William L. Sharp is currently a professor of Educational Leadership at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. James K. Walter is currently a professor of Educational Administration at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi.
Chapter 1 PREFACE Chapter 2 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPALSHIP Chapter 3 2 SCHOOL FINANCE FOR PRINCIPALS Chapter 4 3 THE SCHOOL FACILITY Chapter 5 4 PUBLIC RELATIONS Chapter 6 5 THE PRINCIPAL AND RELATIONSHIPS Chapter 7 6 THE PERSONNEL ROLE OF THE PRINCIPAL Chapter 8 7 SCHOOL LAW FOR PRINCIPALS Chapter 9 8 THE PRINCIPAL AND FOOD SERVICES Chapter 10 9 STUDENT DISCIPLINE Chapter 11 10 SCHOOL SAFETY Chapter 12 11 THE PRINCIPAL AND STUDENT TRANSPORTATION Chapter 13 12 THE PRINCIPAL AS MASTER SCHEDULE MAKER Chapter 14 13 THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Chapter 15 EPILOGUE Chapter 16 APPENDIX A: You Can Improve Your School's Image without Spending Money Chapter 17 APPENDIX B: Detention and School Rules Chapter 18 APPENDIX C: Information Management Software Chapter 19 INDEX Chapter 20 ABOUT THE AUTHORS