District level leaders are charged with managing
the systems and processes that ensure a healthy
and effective district. Leaders need to be
prepared to cultivate the equitable use of
educational resources through establishing
collaborative and inclusive procedures,
guidelines, norms, and policies. Part of this work
involves the ability to assess district needs and
priorities and then equitably allocate
opportunities and resources across the district
according to these needs. Leaders need to
understand that equitable resource allocation of
materials, fiscal resources, personnel,
technology, interventions, time, and high-quality
teachers, leaders, and supporting staff all
contribute to a healthy and effective district
culture. Leaders must be equipped with the skills
to use data to evaluate systems for inequities and
then work collaboratively to align and improve
these systems so that they are coherent, cohesive,
and focused on supporting the learning,
improvement, and well-being of students and staff.