The Board employs a Superintendent to serve as the chief executive officer of the Board. The Board delegates to the Superintendent the authority to implement Board policy and to execute decisions made by the Board concerning the internal operations of the District, unless specifically stated otherwise.
The Superintendent is responsible for the implementation and execution of Board policy and the observance of Board policy by employees and students. The Superintendent is responsible for overall supervision and discipline of employees and the education program.
Specifically, the Superintendent:
- Interprets and implements all Board policies and all state and federal laws relevant to education;
- Supervises, either directly or through delegation, all activities of the school system according to, and consistent with, the policies of the Board;
- Represents the Board as a liaison between the District and the community;
- Establishes and maintains a program of public relations to keep the public well-informed of the activities and needs of the District, effecting a wholesome and cooperative working relationship between the District and the community;
- Attends and participates in all meetings of the Board, except when the Superintendent has been excused, and makes recommendations affecting the District;
- Reports to the Board on such matters as deemed material to the understanding and proper management of the District or as the Board may request;
- Assumes responsibility for the overall financial planning of the District and for the preparation of the annual budget, and submits it to the board for review and approval;
- Establishes and maintains efficient procedures and effective controls for all expenditures of school district funds in accordance with the adopted budget, subject to the direction and approval of the board;
- Files, or causes to be filed, all reports required by law;
- Makes recommendations to the Board for the selection of employees for the District;
- Makes and records assignments and transfers of all employees pursuant to their qualifications;
- Employs such employees as may be necessary, within the limits of budgetary provisions and subject to the Board's approval;
- Recommends to the Board, for final action, the promotion, salary change, demotion, or dismissal of any employee;
- Prescribes rules for the classification and advancement of students, and for the transfer of students from one building to another in accordance with Board policies;
- Summons employees of the District to attend such regular and occasional meetings as are necessary to carry out the education program of the District;
- Supervises methods of teaching, supervision, and administration in effect in the schools;
- Attends such conventions and conferences as are necessary to keep informed of the latest educational trends;
- Accepts responsibility for the general efficiency of the school system, for the development of the employees, and for the educational growth and welfare of the students;
- Defines educational needs and formulates policies and plans for recommendation to the Board;
- Makes administrative decisions necessary for the proper functioning of the District;
- Responsible for scheduling the use of buildings and grounds by all groups and/or organizations;
- Acts as the purchasing agent for the Board, and establishes procedures for the purchase of books, materials and supplies;
- Approves vacation schedules for employees;
- Conducts periodic district administration meetings; and,
- Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Board.
- Supervises the establishment or modification of the boundaries of school attendance and transportation areas subject to approval of the Board.
- Directs studies of buildings and sites, taking into consideration population trends and the educational and cultural needs of the District in order to ensure timely decisions by the Board and the electorate regarding construction and renovation projects.
This list of duties will not act to limit the Board's authority and responsibility over the Superintendent. In executing the above-stated duties, the Superintendent will consider the financial situation of the District as well as the needs of the students.
Administrators will be hired by the Board to assist the Superintendent in the day-to-day operations of the District.
Each attendance center will have a building principal responsible for the administration and operation of the attendance center. Each building principal, as chief administrator of the assigned attendance center, is responsible for the building and grounds, for the students and employees assigned to the attendance center, for school activities at the attendance center, for the education program offered in the attendance center, and the budget for the attendance center. The principal is considered the professional advisor to the Superintendent in matters pertaining to the attendance center supervised by the principal. Although the principals serve under the direction of the Superintendent, duties of the principal may include, but not be limited to the following:
- Cooperate in the general organization and plan of procedure in the school under the Superintendent's supervision;
- Supervision of the teachers in the principal's attendance center;
- Maintain the necessary records for carrying out delegated duties;
- Work with the Superintendent in rating, recommending and selecting supervised employees whenever possible;
- Work with the Superintendent in determining the education program to be offered and in arranging the schedules. As much of the schedule as possible should be made before school closes for summer vacation. In the matter of courses offered, the final approval rests with the Superintendent who is in turn responsible to the board;
- Ensure that proper care is taken of all school books, supplies, materials, equipment, furniture and facilities;
- Instruct teachers to make a complete annual inventory of all school property contained in their individual rooms. This inventory is reviewed and filed with the Board Secretary;
- Investigate excessive cases of absence or tardiness of students and notify the parents or guardians of unexcused absence or tardiness. All such cases should be reported to the Superintendent;
- Make such reports from time to time as the Superintendent may require;
- Maintain the regular schedule of school hours established by the Board and make no temporary changes in the schedule without the consent of the Superintendent;
- Promptly notify the Superintendent whenever ventilation, sanitation or heating of the building is unsatisfactory;
- Contribute to the formation and implementation of general policies and procedures of the school;
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent of schools.
This list of duties will not act to limit the Board's authority and responsibility over the position of the administrators. In executing the above-stated duties, administrators will consider the financial situation of the District as well as the needs of the students.
Reviewed: 2002–2003; November 21, 2011
Revised: January 15, 2007; March 18, 2013