Thursday, December 19, 2002
A PRINCIPAL AND A PRESIDENT: GOOD IDEA FOR SCHOOLS
Here's an idea that would work for Nebraska's larger school districts and in the looming consolidations of management of the smaller ones.
Instead of one superintendent and three or four assistant superintendents, have a "president" to handle business, budgets and facilities, and a "principal" to handle education matters. Neither of them would have any assistants because the management tasks would be more sensibly delegated and do-able.
There may not be many Nebraska high schools that have more than one assistant principal, but this idea would work on the school level, too, if management has gotten top-heavy.
The idea come from Sacramento, Calif., as reported by www.eiaonline.com
Former basketball star Kevin Johnson is trying to convert his alma mater, Sacramento High School, into a charter school to try to boost academic achievement. Hundreds of parents and community activists are on his side.
The district school board is expected to vote on the proposal next month.
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