The legal and regulatory parameters and the formation, implementation and evaluation of education policy are the emphasis in the course. This course also examines the multiple facets of law, regulation and policy impacting system leaders. It is incumbent on the educational leader to be able to examine and lead an organization and guide a governing board in the discussion of topics of critical interest to the educational community. This specifically includes the processes necessary to develop a policy position and course of action, to implement that course of action, and to evaluate the outcome of that course of action. New York State is the unit of focus with comparisons drawn to other states in a variety of areas.