A School Leader's Manual for Opening a New School is a blueprint for school administrators embarking on the challenge of opening a new school. Opening a new school is one of the most challenging, rewarding adventures any school leader can experience. This book is designed to assist in this endeavor by outlining best practices, while providing administrators the flexibility to adapt each suggestion to the needs of their school communities. Since opening a new school is not a scripted practice and varies with each school district, this book addresses the process from the time school leadership is assigned until the school year begins, providing insights on how to plan and prepare for the first day of school. Gain new understanding of funding, furniture, technology, instructional programs, policies, safety, staffing, professional development, and more! By using the tools presented in this book, school leaders can spend less time planning the minutiae and more time creating innovative programs to make their schools exceptional.