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Each school building needs a principal.
"Strong, effective leadership is best achieved by the assignment of a full-time principal in each elementary and middle-level building."
The above statement has been one of MESPA's Legislative Priorities for the last several years -- and is supported by AdvancED and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (www.advanc-ed.org)
AdvancED/NCA CASI guidelines as of February, 2010. *
Every school must have an administrative head who serves as the instructional leader for the school.
- A school with 500-749 students needs a .5 Assistant Principal.
- A school with 750-999 students needs a 1.0 Assistant Principal.
- A school with 1000-1249 students need a 1.5 Assistant Principal.
- A school with 1250-1500 students needs a 2.0 Assistant Principal.
AdvancED Educational Practices Guide
Dr. Angie Koppang
Midwest Regional Director
888-413-3669 Ext. 5757