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ADOL672. School Administration and Regulation

This course address the federal, state, and local laws governing school system administration with an emphasis on the following school functions: finance; personnel; food service; facilities; transportation; school safety; and school-based councils. These critical areas will be studied from a systems perspective of developing and coordinating all system services in the support of high performance schools. The nature of the superintendency and other district-level administrative positions requires that the district administrator interacts continually with many different people and agencies in complex and dynamic relationships. The human relations skills and the processes with which the administrator must be competent to work effectively with people will also be examined. The other personal and professional competencies required for effective school system leadership will also be discussed in the context of a shared decision making environment and a comprehensive school improvement planning process. 3 Crdit hours