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ACR-51 Week of the School Administrator.(1995-1996)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 51

Relative to proclaiming the Week of the School Administrator.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  March 08, 1996. ]


ACR 51, Katz. Week of the School Administrator.
This measure would proclaim March 4 through March 8, 1996, as the Week of the School Administrator.

WHEREAS, Approximately 17,000 certificated and classified school administrators work in California’s public schools; and
WHEREAS, Nearly 65 percent of these administrators are principals and vice principals providing direct support for the educational programs at schoolsites; and
WHEREAS, Research has determined that one of the main attributes of effective schools is the competent leadership of principals; and
WHEREAS, Other certificated and classified administrators provide leadership and support for the educational programs by developing and implementing the curriculum, selecting textbooks and instructional materials, recruiting, training, and evaluating classified and certificated staff, managing the budget and monitoring cost controls, implementing school board policies and complying with federal, state, and local regulations and laws, planning and maintaining school facilities, and providing transportation, nutrition, and social service programs to pupils and their families; and
WHEREAS, Research shows that efficient district-level administration improves teacher effectiveness; and
WHEREAS, Research shows that public school administration in California has become increasingly efficient and effective, with fewer administrators managing more schools with more pupils than in the past; and
WHEREAS, A school’s administrative team includes confidential employees who perform and assist in the performance of many critical functions; and
WHEREAS, School administrators and confidential employees ensure that effective and innovative classroom instruction is promoted in every area of California; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the week of March 4 through March 8, 1996, is hereby proclaimed the Week of the School Administrator, in honor of the many outstanding contributions and services provided by the administrative teams in California’s public school districts; and be it further
Resolved, That the administrators of California’s public schools be commended for their support of, and contributions to, quality education in the state; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.