Central Office & Building Administration
4000 - Administration
4310 SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
The Superintendent of Schools is the Chief Executive Officer of the District. In that capacity he/she shall:
a) Attend all regular, special, and work meetings of the Board except that the Superintendent may be excluded when his/her employment contract or performance is discussed in executive session.
b) Administer all policies and enforce all rules and regulations of the Board.
c) Constantly review the local school situation and recommend to the Board areas in which new policies seem to be needed.
d) Be responsible for organizing, administering, evaluating, and supervising the programs and personnel of all school departments, instructional and non-instructional.
e) Recommend to the Board the appointment of all instructional and support personnel.
f) Be responsible for the preparation and recommendation to the Board of the annual District budget in accordance with the format and development plan specified by the Board.
g) Acquaint the public with the activities and needs of the schools through his/her written and spoken statements, and shall be responsible for all news releases emanating from the local schools.
h) Be responsible for the construction of all salary scales and for the administration of the salary plan approved by the Board. Some of these salary scales will be developed within staff contracts negotiated under the provisions of the Taylor Law.
i) Determine the need and make plans for plant expansion and renovation.
j) Be responsible for recommending for hire, evaluating, promoting, and dismissing all professional and non-professional staff personnel.
k) Prepare or supervise the preparation of the teacher's handbook, staff bulletins, and all other District-wide staff materials.
l) Plan and coordinate the recruitment of teachers and other staff to assure the District of the best available personnel.
m) Plan and conduct a program of supervision of teaching staff that will have as its goal the improvement of instruction, and, at the same time, will assure that only the teachers found to have a high degree of competence will be recommended for tenure.
n) Strive to distinguish for all concerned between the areas of policy decisions appropriate to the Board and management decisions appropriate to the District's administrative personnel.
o) When necessary and/or desirable, transfer such personnel as he/she anticipates will function more effectively in other positions. These transfers shall be made within the guidelines of state laws, District policies and negotiated contracts.
p) Submit the data from the School Report Card and/or other such reports of student/District performance as prescribed by and in accordance with requirements of the Commissioner of Education.
Education Law Sections 1711, 2508 and 3003
New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 100.2(m)
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