Friday, August 29, 2008

No Money and New Roles



The school year of 2008-09 will be very different. Our budget constraints will be felt this year. In the past teachers at QHST could go about their day either apathetic to the fiscal problems or we were sheltered from the outside world from creative administration of the budget. This will no longer be the case.

The same year that “Teacher’s Choice” is reduced 40% we are told that the supply line in the budget has been cut in half.

Another change is in the faces here at QHST. We have three new administrators. (actually the faces are the same)The principal and two APs have changed.
How will this effect our school year?

What do you “as a stakeholder in education” need from an administrator?
What advice would you give these new leaders?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What advice would you give these new leaders?
1. Listen (to teachers, staff and parents)
2. Ask for volunteers.
3. Delegate
4. Follow-up
5. Let every student know who you are. Not only when there is a crisis.

Anonymous said...

Be responsive.
Instill confidence in your staff.

jd2718 said...

"we are told that the supply line in the budget has been cut in half."

Two notes about this.

First, someone chose how to allocate the budget. What choices were made? Who made them? Was the staff involved? Was the School Leadership Team involved?

Second, "we are told"? Who told you? Especially in a small school, the passive voice is an enemy of responsibility and accountability.

Jonathan