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Principal As School Manager

ISBN-10: 1610487699
ISBN-13: 9781610487696
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
Publication date: 11/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to the Principalship
History of the Principalship
The Purpose of This Book
Chapters of the Book
References
School Finance for Principals
Seven Things Principals Should Know about School Finance
Accounting for School Building Funds
Why Do Fiscal Management Problems Exist in Schools?
Guidelines For Handling School Funds
Budgeting at the School Level
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
The School Faculty
Maintenance
The Building Walk-Through
Emergency Plans for a Building
Estimating Number of Classrooms Needed
Use of Computers for Facility Management
An Alternative: Contracting out Services
A Case Study
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
References
Public Relations
Internal Relations
Shared Decision Making, Participative Management, Empowerment
External Relations
Involvement with Community Groups
Public Relations at the Front Door
Communication Is a Two-Way Street
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
References
Other Suggested Readings
The Principal and Relationships
Critical Areas of Relationships
Summary
Acknowledgment
Reference
The Personnel Role of the Principal
Forecasting Personnel Needs
Recruitment of Staff
Selection of Staff
What Do Principals Look for in Teaching Applicants?
Legal Issues Regarding Hiring
Background Checks
Staff Development and Orientation
Contract Administration
Staff Discipline
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
References
School Law for Principals
Religious Issues in the Schools
Student Rights
Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Searches
Tort Liability
Academic Freedom
Principal's Electronic Records
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
References
The Principal and Food Service
The School Lunch
Line and Staff
Leftover Food
Safety and Sanitation Guidelines
Know Your Way Around
Job Description: Manager/Cook
Job Description: Cook
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
References
Student Discipline
A Positive Atmosphere
The Team Approach to Discipline
Dysfunctional and Antisocial Behavior
Gang Activity in the Schools
Corporal Punishment
Assertive Discipline
Summary
Principal's Casebook
References
School Safety
The Realities of School Safety
Characteristics of a Safe School
Early Warning Signs
School Safety Audits
Low-Cost Ideas for School Safety
The Gun-Free Schools Act
Guidelines for Coping with Threats
Crisis Contingency Plan
What To Do in a Crisis Situation
Summary
Acknowledgment
References
The Principal and Pupil Transportation
Procedures for Daily Transportation
The Bus Driver-Principal Team
Bus Safety
Reflections of a Bus Driver
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
Acknowledgment
Reference
The Principal as Master Schedule Maker
Scheduling the High School
Scheduling the Middle School
Scheduling the Elementary School
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
Acknowledgment
Reference
The Assistant Principal
The Role of the Assistant Principal
Duties of an Assistant Principal
Need for Professional Growth
Summary
Acknowledgment
References
The School Principal as a Manager of the Curriculum
The Principal as the Curriculum Manager and Leader
Managing the Curriculum through Lesson Plan Review and Walk-Throughs
Managing the Curriculum through Professional Development
Acknowledgment
References
Special Education
What Is Special Education?
Disabilities
Qualifying for Special Education Services
Response to Intervention
Individualized Educational Program (IEP) or Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee
Structure Personnel in Special Education
Child Find
Discipline
Professionalism
Dealing with Parents
Procedural Safeguards
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Due Process for Special Education Students
Timeline
Terminology-Standard Acronyms
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
Acknowledgment
Classroom Walk-Throughs
Background
A Walk-Through Model: Downey's Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through
Overview of the Downey Walk-Through Structure
Benefits of Regular Classroom Walk-Throughs
Suggestions on Using Walk-Throughs Effectively
The Principal's Casebook
Acknowledgment
References
Creating Healthy School Environments
School Wellness Plans
Childhood Obesity-Don't Send Students Mixed Messages about Health
Nutrition Education
Students and Stress-Teachers, Please Don't Pile on The Homework!
Morning School Start Times
Building Opportunities for Exercise into the School Program
The Principalship: It's a Stressful Role
Do This for Your Health and for Your School-Walk
Your Diet and Stress-Put Down That Donut! Avoid Syndrome X
Your Healthy Office
Find a Professional Confidant
Sharing of Principals' Stress-Management Strategies
Summary
The Principal's Casebook
Acknowledgment
References
Epilogue
You Can Improve Your School's Image without Spending Money
Detention and School Rules
Index
About the Authors

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