Governance. The elementary principal shall be responsible to the Superintendent for the administration of elementary grades. He may delegate authority, but shall be responsible for the results of that delegation. For convenience, and with the recognition that many of the duties overlap in various areas, the duties and responsibilities are grouped under the headings of governance, personnel, supervision, curriculum, and facilities.
Personnel. The principal shall observe the work of certified and non-certified elementary employees in conformity with board policy and state requirements, and shall make recommendations to the Superintendent regarding the improvement of employees’ performance. He shall assign duties to personnel under his supervision, and shall make recommendations to the Superintendent regarding the employment, assignment, and dismissal of personnel. He shall conduct staff meetings as he deems necessary for the guidance of employees. In consultation with the Superintendent, he shall develop and issue manuals for teachers, students, and employees respectively, which shall advise them of appropriate information regarding school procedures and rules, and shall set forth such information as is necessary for them to carry out their responsibilities. He shall have the authority to excuse elementary employees from work for one hour or less in conformity with board policy and practice.
Supervision. The principal shall supervise the system of pupil and personnel accounting which shall include attendance, registration, permanent records, report cards, personnel records, and all pupil records. He shall be expected to provide the Superintendent with a monthly written report for the board packet containing pertinent information about all school affairs and recommendations for the Superintendent’s consideration. He shall provide the district with quarterly reports regarding student attendance and tardiness. He shall be responsible for the supervision and discipline of elementary students at school, on school property. When possible, he shall confer with the Superintendent concerning important decisions for which there is no policy or precedent before taking action. He shall report all significant accidents and injuries to students to the Superintendent at the earliest possible time. He shall supervise the collection of any activity funds pertaining to the elementary school.
Curriculum. In consultation with the Superintendent, the principal shall develop the philosophy of education for the elementary grades in conformity with board policy. He shall be responsible for the curriculum in the elementary grades. He shall plan and schedule the classes and assign students to classes. He shall develop and supervise the guidance and counseling program for the elementary grades. He shall plan and direct an in-service training program for elementary faculty members. He shall develop, organize, and administer the elementary extracurricular activity program of the school district. He shall prepare and provide the Superintendent with annual written reports reviewing the work of the elementary school, make recommendations for the future, and advise the Superintendent regarding budgetary matters affecting the elementary school. To aid in accomplishing these goals, he shall remain informed of developments in education by continued study, reading professional publications, conferring with other school leaders, visiting other school districts, and by attending education-related meetings and workshops.
Facilities. The principal, in cooperation with the Superintendent, shall be responsible for the care, maintenance, and operation of the elementary facility, and any other portion of the building which is used by elementary students, or which the Superintendent assigns to the principal’s supervision. He shall supervise the care of the buildings, grounds, furnishings, and equipment of the elementary facility, and any other portion of the building which is used by elementary students or which the Superintendent assigns to the principal’s supervision. By June of each year, he shall prepare and submit to the Superintendent an annual inventory of equipment, textbooks, and supplies. He shall advise the Superintendent of any concerns about facilities, alterations to facilities, additions, new equipment, and improvement of the grounds, and shall make recommendations regarding the same.
Highly competitive salary with excellent benefits.
Start Date: August 1, 2022