Knowing and understanding school district policies is vital as an


Knowing and understanding school district policies is vital as an administrator. To become better familiarized with these policies, it is important to open the lines of communication with district-level officials to invite guidance from these colleagues. Specifically, learning about the development and revision process for the district manual as well as the major responsibilities associated with the role of the principal will better equip you for your future leadership role.

Allocate at least 2 hours in the field to support this field experience.

Review the school board policy manual for your district. Interview a district-level official and discuss the process for creating and updating the manual. In the interview, discuss major areas that affect the day-to-day duties and functions of school principals.

Share your interview schedule with your principal mentor. Use any remaining field experience hours to observe and/or assist the principal mentor in tasks not related to working with students. 

Complete a 250-500 word summary of the interview and reflect on your experiences. Incorporate PSEL Standard 9 into your reflection and describe how you will apply what you have learned to your future professional practice .

While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and PSEL standards should be referenced using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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