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§ 12-1217. Pennsylvania school leadership standards

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XII. Certification of Teachers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 12-1217
§ 12-1217. Pennsylvania school leadership standards
(a) Programs provided under section 1205.5(c) and (d)1 to prepare school or system leaders and for purposes of issuing administrator certificates or letters of eligibility and approved programs for the induction and continuing professional education of school or system leaders shall address:
(1) The following core standards:
(i) The knowledge and skills to think and plan strategically to create an organizational vision around personalized student success.
(ii) An understanding of standards-based systems theory and design and the ability to transfer that knowledge to the school or system leader's job as the architect of standards-based reform in the school.
(iii) The ability to access and use appropriate data to inform decision-making at all levels of the system.
(iv) Understanding the impact of trauma on a child's educational experience, the school's culture, climate and demographics and the community as a whole and applying trauma-informed approaches to inform decision-making at all levels of the system.
(2) The following corollary standards:
(i) Creating a culture of teaching and learning with an emphasis on learning, including teaching and learning in manufacturing and career and technical fields.
(ii) Managing resources for effective results.
(iii) Collaborating, communicating, engaging and empowering others inside and outside of the organization to pursue excellence in learning.
(iv) Operating in a fair and equitable manner with personal and professional integrity.
(v) Advocating for children and public education in the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context.
(vi) Supporting professional growth of self and others through practice and inquiry.
(b) The State Board of Education may promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.
(c) For the purpose of this section, the term “school or system leader” shall mean an individual who serves on a certificate as a principal, vice principal, assistant principal, superintendent, assistant superintendent, intermediate unit executive director, assistant intermediate unit executive director or director of an area career and technical school.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XII, § 1217, added 2007, July 20, P.L. 278, No. 45, § 7, imd. effective. Amended 2014, Oct. 22, P.L. 2624, No. 168, § 4, effective in 60 days [Dec. 22, 2014]; 2019, June 28, P.L. 146, No. 18, § 7, effective in 60 days [Aug. 27, 2019]; 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 18, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].


24 P.S. § 12-1205.5.
24 P.S. § 12-1217, PA ST 24 P.S. § 12-1217
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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