In purposing it is the principal's responsibility to develop a set of core values that serves the school and present these values to the school (Sergiovanni, 2000). The principal receives input from other staff members so that everyone shares in the development of these values. Principals can receive input from staff members by meeting with them in a variety of ways: as departments, as individuals, and as a whole. In these meetings, principals should work to establish dialogue, stressing the point that we are in this together and their opinions are valued. In these meetings the principal and staff can address the problems of the school that need immediate attention, identify ways of improving the school, and ways to head off future problems. Ultimately the goal will be to create a set of core values to serve as their purpose. When developing these values do not forget to incorporate academics, moral and character values, history, tradition, and the community. By establishing the purpose for the school, standards are being set to help guide the school's vision. Equally as important as setting the purpose for the school, the principal is creating a collaborative group that will be a valuable part of school decision making.