NEW PRINCIPAL? LEARN THESE PROCEDURES FOR YOUR NEW ASSIGNMENT

Summer time is a busy time for new principals, but they must take time to learn the important operational procedures of their new assignment.

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Campus Procedures

Morning Arrival/Drop off

  • Bus plan
  • Car rider plan
  • Walker plan
  • Student access plan including staging areas and early morning building access
  • Late student procedures
  • Student parking plan including parking pass procedures, insurance requirements, and lot monitoring

Breakfast/Lunch

  • Set up and break down procedures for cafeteria seating area preparation
  • Cafeteria food service plan including checkout and line queuing
  • Monitoring plan for lines, tables and access hallways
  • Seating plan including acceptable alternate eating areas and student movement restrictions
  • Cafeteria cleaning plan between or during lunch service periods
  • Applicable cafeteria sound and video equipment operation

Staff procedures

  • Sign in/sign out
  • Notification of absence
  • Preparations for substitutes
  • Parking including parking pass procedures

During the day operations

  • Building supervision plan
  • Tardy procedures
  • Administrative 2 way radio channel access and charging procedures.

Maintenance operations

  • Building cleaning schedule
  • Custodial assigned cleaning areas

Dismissal

  • Bus plan
  • Car rider plan
  • Walker plan
  • Plan for students who are not picked up or who do not leave campus at dismissal
  • Plan for controlling access after dismissal
  • Parking lot monitoring plan

Stakeholder communication

  • Public address system operation
  • Emergency announcement communication system
  • School closing and extracurricular event cancellation procedures
  • Plan for updating stakeholder emergency contacts

Other special procedures:

  • Pep rally plan and schedule
  • Assembly procedures including student loading and dismissal from assembly

What other procedures should a new principal learn about their new assignment?  Connect with me via Twitter and share your ideas.