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Course Description

The program is sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Office of Education. You must be a full-time employee of the district to be eligible.

Designed to provide the candidate with the tools to effectively manage the school site and lead a school. There is an emphasis on a safe school environment; discipline and school-wide management; development of a site-based budget; an overview of legal aspects of school operations’ forces that shape legislative provisions; and legal and contractual policies to ensure the school operates within the parameters of federal, state, local laws, policies, regulations, statutory and fiscal requirements. Additionally, the course provides the background and basis for developing the communication systems necessary for effective leadership. Designed for candidates to attain the attitudes, knowledge, and skills congruent with the principal as an effective communicator. Topics include inter- and intra-personal communication skills, school and community relations, analysis of school and community power bases, and group process skills.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop, implements, and monitor a school’s budget
  • Implement CA school laws, guidelines, and other state and local requirements and regulations

Prerequisites

None.

Notes

The program is sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Office of Education. You must be a full-time employee of the district to be eligible.
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