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difficult to make the decision regarding transgender restrooms due the various religious and moral beliefs of the students and faculty members of the school. However, ultimately the administrator must abide by the regulations of the district and accommodate all students regardless of the sex in which they may identify with in the school. The administrators will need to inform the teachers and parents of the change and address concerns as needed. Decision Making“Educational leaders employ decision-making in their day-to-day processes and practices,whether or not the decision-making is conducted with intentionality or follows professional and personal codes of ethics,” (Gardiner, Tenuto, 2015, p. 6). Within making specific decisions for
17Principles of Educational Administrationthe school, an administrator’s ultimate purpose should be to maximize the vision and goals of theschool. For example, many high schools have selected different schedules such as block scheduling or period scheduling. As an effective leader, the administrator should evaluate the data from the standardized testing scores to determine which subjects require more classroom time to potentially increase the scores, discuss and evaluate the data with the teachers, discuss potential options of scheduling, allow the students provide options of daily schedules, and select the schedule that is the most beneficial to the students and teachers. Through the effective way ofmaking decisions, the administrator utilized data to gain an understanding, met with teachers to discuss the data and potential scheduling options, communicated with the students, and made the decision based on the concerns of the teachers and students. As stated previously, there are many decisions that administrators are required to make that may be contradictive to their personal beliefs, however may be morally correct within the educational field. Within equality and fairness, all students are required to receive an education if they are under the age of 18. Therefore, administrators must utilize their best judgement and value skills to determine when a student should be suspended and how long depending on the severity of the behavioral issue. There are many consequences to decision-making that may or may not be beneficial to the academic progress of the students. When making decisions, administrators must be rationale and consider all parties involved and may be affected by their resolution. Social JusticeThe school should be a place of acceptance, equality, and fairness, in which the administrator should implement each characteristic within the mission and vision of the school. “When we embrace social justice as a pillar of learning in our classrooms, we declare that we're all responsible for improving our world,” (Schmidt, 2009, pp.32-37). The classroom is a place
18Principles of Educational Administrationwhere many topics can be addressed such as social justice issues. During the presidential election, many schools implemented a school-wide project, in which required the students to