Oxford School District Recognizes October as Principals Month
WHEREAS, the Oxford School District Board of Trustees expresses support for the nation’s principals and honors Oxford School District principals by designating the month of October 2018 as National Principals Month; and
WHEREAS, the Oxford School District Board of Trustees has declared October as National Principals Month in coordination with the efforts of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the American Federation of School Administrators, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, working with the U.S. Congress, to designate National Principals Month and resolutions thereof; and
WHEREAS, the vision, dedication, and determination of a principal provides the mobilizing force behind any school reform effort; and
WHEREAS, principals are expected to be educational visionaries, instructional leaders, assessment experts, disciplinarians, community builders, public relations experts, budget analysts, facility managers, special programs administrators, and guardians of various legal, contractual, and policy mandates and initiatives, as well as being entrusted with the education and development of young people, the most valuable resource; and
WHEREAS, principals set the academic tone for their schools and work collaboratively with teachers to develop and maintain high curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives for schools to achieve educational excellence; and
WHEREAS, the Oxford School District Board of Trustees recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students, as well as their exemplary contributions to the profession; and
THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that in honor of the service of all elementary, middle level, and high school principals, and to recognize the importance of their school leadership so that every child has access to a high-quality education, and to celebrate school leader accomplishments, the month of October 2018 is hereby designated in the Oxford School District to be National Principals Month.
Approved on the 22nd day of October, 2018.
GRAY EDMONDSON, BOARD PRESIDENT
BRIAN D. HARVEY, SUPERINTENDENT