If you are registering your child in the Long Beach school district for the first time, you may not know what to expect as you deal with the district administration. Your educational career may have been limited to interactions with your teachers, along with occasional glimpses of the principal. However, all schools have several administration positions filled by well-rounded individuals who oversee all aspects of the school, including daily operations. From determining curricula to handling issues with staff and students, these individuals hold important roles that can help form the culture of the entire school. As you consider working with your local school administration, you should be aware of the two main positions listed below.
In most public schools, these individuals are referred to as principals. However, in other schools, they may be called headmasters or chancellors. These people are responsible for all of the daily tasks and procedures within the school. They must be able to make fast decisions regarding curricula, teaching needs, and student problems.
These individuals are over the entire Long Beach school district, and they oversee each individual school. The superintendent is usually head of the district and has each school report to him regularly. A variety of secondary district administrators oversee a wide range of departments, including technology, facilities, and transportation.
Within the building or district levels, administrators may focus on different areas depending on their career paths and job descriptions. For example, the principal most likely focuses on policies and procedures within the individual Long Beach school. However, the district administrator or those holding higher roles may focus on educational leadership skills, including budgeting and a myriad of administrative tasks.
Most school administrators work hard with families to come up with creative solutions for concerns. However, if you do not feel that the Long Beach school district is working well with you and your special needs student, contact a professional who can help you make sense of any problems you are facing. Call one of our special education attorneys at Newman, Aaronson, Vanaman today, and find the support system your family needs.