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ERIC Number: ED131531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Concerning Statutory Protection for Principals. Part 1--Position and Status.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
At present, 24 states and the District of Columbia have school codes that appear to provide at least the basic essentials of legal identity for the principalship. Although only eight states have school codes that specifically define the principal's role and identity and that resulted from separate legislation, the other jurisdictions have codes with extensive references to the authority and responsibility of the secondary school principal. Five states have school codes that mention the principal very often with regard to specific duties and responsibilities, but fall short of clearly providing him with a separate legal identity. Twelve states have codes wherein the principal is occasionally mentioned with regard to specific duties and responsibilities. Nine states have codes that cover the principal under the general term "teacher," with little or, virtually, no reference to the principalship as a separate entity. Legislation on the status of the principal is particularly important in the areas of collective bargaining representation and job protection. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Legislation, Principals, Secondary Education, State Legislation, Tenure
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.50, payment must accompany orders of $10.00 or less)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.