- 3000 Administrative Responsibility
- 3100 Superintendent of Schools
- 3200 Organizational Plan & AR3200 Organizational Chart
- 3210 Central Administration
- 3350 Student Handbooks
- 3410 Annual Reports
It is the responsibility of the school administration to assist in the creation of an environment that promotes education objectives, implements Board of Education policies, and complies with federal and state law and regulations.
Proper administration is vital to a successful educational program. Administrative duties and functions are to be assessed in terms of their contribution to the improvement of education in the district. The Superintendent of Schools, as chief executive officer of the district, is to provide the leadership necessary to support this objective.
Adopted August 1992
Renumbered from P2000 – September 2015
- The Chief Administrator of the school system will be called the Superintendent of Schools.
- The Superintendent of Schools will be appointed by a majority vote of the Board of Education to a contract of not less than three nor more than five years as stipulated by Section 1711(3) of the Education Law.
- The administration of the school system in all its aspects is the responsibility of the Superintendent of Schools, who will carry out his/her administrative functions in accord with the policies adopted by the Board of Education. The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the implementation of all decisions made by the Board of Education concerning the internal operation of the schools.
- The Superintendent of Schools will prepare those Administrative Regulations that he/she deems necessary to implement the Policies of the Board of Education and will issue them subsequent to Board of Education approval.
- The Superintendent of Schools is responsible in the execution of his/her duties to the Board of Education.
- Procedures for evaluating the performance of the Superintendent of Schools are described in Policy 9720.
Revised June 2007
Renumbered from P2110 – September 2015
The Assistant Superintendent for Instruction is responsible to the Superintendent of Schools for seeing that the instructional objectives of the district are met.
District Department Heads, the Director of Special Services, the District Instructional Technology Coordinator, the PACE Coordinator and the Staff Development Coordinator will be responsible to the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and will work with the building principals in establishing and maintaining programs in their field.
The building principal will be responsible for the instructional program in his/her building. Building Councils also may initiate discussions and proposals regarding curriculum. These proposals would be submitted to the K-12 Curriculum Council for consideration. Elementary Curriculum Representatives will assist the elementary building principal and the building council with curriculum development, assessment, and improvement.
K-12 Curriculum Committees in language arts, math, science, social studies, and health/personal development will assist the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in managing school curricula. Curriculum Representatives in each building, the elementary and middle school principals, and district department heads, will constitute the membership of the K-12 Curriculum Committees. The Assistant Superintendent for Instruction will be an ex- officio member.
A K-12 Curriculum Coordinating Council will assist the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in coordinating curriculum between grade levels, schools, and subject areas. (See Policy 6130)
Reviewed March 2012
Renumbered from P6100 – September 2015
District administration is to be organized so that all departments of the central office and all the schools operate within a system guided by Board of Education policies, which are implemented through the Superintendent of Schools. All personnel will have the necessary authority and responsibility to carry out their respective assignments within this framework. Accountability will rest with these same personnel for the effectiveness with which their duties are performed.
Major goals of district administration include:
- effectively manage the district’s various departments, units, and programs;
- provide professional advice and counsel to the Board of Education and to advisory groups established by Board action;
- ensure the effective implementation of Board policy;
- address the on-site needs of the district’s schools;
- coordinate cooperative efforts, such as those undertaken by individual school councils, to improve learning programs, facilities, and resources;
- arrange for effective staff development programs.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR INSTRUCTION
- The Board of Education will appoint an Assistant Superintendent for Instruction based on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools.
- The Assistant Superintendent for Instruction will have responsibility for the development, coordination and improvement of curriculum; for staff development and in-service training; for summer school and continuing education programs; and for the direction of student teacher programs.
- The Assistant Superintendent for Instruction will be responsible directly to the Superintendent of Schools.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR SUPPORT SERVICES
- The Board of Education will appoint an Assistant Superintendent for Support Services based on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools.
- The Assistant Superintendent for Support Services will be responsible for all the support operations of the District including: operation of the physical plant; financial functions; transportation; cafeteria operation; and school environment and safety.
- The Assistant Superintendent for Support Services will be responsible to and report to the Superintendent of Schools.
Adopted August 1992
Renumbered from P2100 – September 2015
Revised June 2007
Renumbered from P2120 – May 2015 Revised June 2007
Renumbered from P2130 – May 2015
Each secondary school will publish and distribute to all enrolled students a student handbook that will familiarize the student with all school rules and otherwise orient the student to the school. The building principal or a designee will be responsible for the contents of the student handbook.
Reviewed January 2011
Renumbered from P5360 – September 2015
Each central administrator, district department head, and building principal will submit annually at year’s end to the Superintendent of Schools a report of program highlights and accomplishments during the school year. The Superintendent will in turn summarize the individual reports in a Superintendent’s annual report to the Board of Education.
Adopted August 1992
Renumbered from P2370 – September 2015