The superintendent is hired by and shall report directly to the board of education. All school employees shall be under the direct and/or delegated supervision of the superintendent. All of the grounds and buildings are supervised by the superintendent. He or she shall, at his or her discretion, make the board aware of any needed repairs and improvements. The board of education delegates to the superintendent the power and authority to make necessary corrections and decisions on all matters concerning the running of the school. The board will review all such rulings, corrections, decisions and such at regular or special board meetings.
The superintendent is charged with presenting an annual school budget to meet necessary statutory deadlines, and this budget shall be subject to the approval of the board of education and voters at the annual budget hearing and annual meeting. In conjunction with this budget preparation, the superintendent is charged with implementing the budget and shall be authorized to make all purchases he deems necessary after the board of education and voters approve the budget at the budget hearing. The superintendent shall present all of the bills to the board of education and handle all monies in the activity accounts, as well as the lunch account. He or she shall supervise the bookkeeping of the accounts and shall sign all the checks and will have the final approval of how the money is spent. He or she shall be bonded for $5,000, and this bond will be provided by the school district. The superintendent shall, monthly, provide a balance sheet showing each activity account.
The superintendent shall be in a position of approving all school activities, and he/she may delegate this authority to the principals, teachers, sponsors, etc. Such activities shall include, but not be limited to, the schedule, the closing of school, non-school activities (with board approval), calendars, and media releases.
The superintendent will be the chief administrative officer of the board of education and shall keep the board informed on important issues. He or she shall review all certified and non-certified employees applying for vacancies and shall make recommendations regarding these employees.
The superintendents other duties include, but are not limited to, the following items:
1. Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce discipline as necessary, according due process to the rights of students.
2. Develop and implement in-service training of teachers, with special responsibility for staff administrative procedures and instruction.
3. Preparation of a school calendar for board adoption.
4. Recommend changes in board policy.
5. Responsible for implementation of board policy.
6. Vocational director.
7. Transportation director.
8. Enforce the negotiated agreement.
9. Supervise the lunch program.
10. Supervision of the teaching staff and evaluation.
11. Supervision of the guidance program.
12. Supervision of extra-curricular activities.
The Board shall evaluate the Superintendent twice during his or her first year of employment and at least once each year thereafter. The Superintendent shall remind the Board members in writing at least 45 days before the date of each upcoming evaluation and provide them with a copy of the attached written evaluation instrument.
Adopted on: July 13, 2009
Revised on: _______________
Reviewed on: January 13, 2014
Reviewed on March 13, 2016