THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL-BASED MANAGEMENT
School-Based Management (SBM) can make the role of school principals very important in improving the quality of educational institutions, educational staff, input and output of schools. With the existence of SBM, an educational institution has the management autonomy of educational management substances. The emergence of SBM in several countries has different backgrounds, including the education system. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of the principal in the implementation of school management which took place at SD Negeri 13 Sabang. The approach in this research is a qualitative approach with a descriptive research type. The subjects in this study were 1 school principal, 12 teachers, and 3 administrative staff. The data collection techniques are interviews and questionnaires. Data were analyzed using qualitative analysis, namely through data reduction, data presentation and drawing conclusions. The results of the research analysis show that school principals play an active role in implementing school management at SD Negeri 13 Sabang. The principal directs teachers who teach and educate students using creative and innovative learning. The principal also regulates the teachers in implementing the learning that is carried out so that all completeness administration must have for the teacher. This is done through direction and guidance carried out regarding the steps of implementing learning that must be adapted to the needs of students.
Keywords: role, principal, implementation and management based school