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Publication Title

The Virginia Principal: A Professional Practice Handbook


6-4.1- 6-4.3


[First Paragraph] Developing the master schedule and subsequent student schedules is one of the most important administrative tasks of the principal. Ensuring that appropriate courses are offered and that teachers are teaching courses they want to teach can go a long way toward creating a positive climate and an atmosphere where learning occurs. There are three ways in which student schedules can be developed: Computer, arena, and manual. Each approach has its own strengths and weaknesses. Principals must decide which approach is best for the school based on philosophy and available resources.


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Original Publication Citation

Hardee, N. T., Owings, W. A., & Wright, W. (1992). Student scheduling. In R.D. Barrack, M.W. Bedwell, J.S. Byrne, S.H. Campbell, T. Page Johnson, R.E. Jones, G.L. Koonce, W.A. Owings & H.R. Stiff (Eds.), The Virginia principal: A professional practice handbook (pp. 6-4.1- 6-4.3) Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals, Inc.