The school principal is the go-to person for whatever’s going on in the building. But concern is being heard nationwide with where the next generation of principals will come from, and how to keep them. Executive Director Jim King with the Missouri Association of Secondary Principals says the public has high expectations in the qualities of principals, but the time demands, responsibilities, and public expectations are a not matched by adequate resources. He says safety and special education issues are especially taxing. He says various groups are studying ways to make the job of the principal more manageable.
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