Let me state first that I recognize that as principal, it is certainly within that person's realm of authority to make certain changes. Last year we got a new principal who unilaterally changed the entire bell schedule to because she didn't want different grade levels going to lunch at the same time. It got to the point where some grade levels had lunch within the ten o'clock hour. She left. We then had a temporary principal who was very hesitant to change anything because he thought he might be moved again, and sure enough, he was sent to a high school within the district before the year was up. This year we have another new principal who has taken over scheduling of everything. Specials, pull outs, intervention, RSP, the hours SDI students are mainstreamed, even the daily schedule of when different subject areas should be covered in each classroom. I get that he has a vision, but sometimes I think that someone new gets so involved in trying to make major changes, they don't acknowledge that there's a reason some things are the way they are. He has gotten very defensive at any pushback and takes questions to be challenges to his authority. I've been in staff meetings where I thought there were going to be huge blowups because we have staff with 20+ years who are used to a bit more autonomy. Has anyone else had a micro-managing principal?