Series: Series3000     Sub Series: Series 3000 - Administration     Policy Number: 3000          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

Policy Text 

 District administration is to be organized so that all divisions and departments of the central office and all schools operate within a system guided by Board policies, which are implemented through the Superintendent. All personnel will have the necessary authority and responsibility (clearly defined and correlated to their roles) 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 will be:

1. to effectively manage the district's various departments, units and programs;

2. to provide professional advice and counsel to the Board and to advisory groups established by Board action. This includes the review of policy alternatives and the subsequent recommendation from among them;

3. to perform managerial duties as will best assure effective learning programs, including but not limited to:

a. ensuring the effective implementation of Board policy;

b. addressing the on-site needs of the district's schools;

c. providing leadership in keeping abreast of current educational developments;

d. arranging for effective staff development programs;

e. coordinating cooperative efforts at improving learning programs, facilities, equipment and materials; and

f. providing channels for the upward flow of information necessary and useful in the design and development of school policy.

 
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Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3100 SUPERINTENDENT     Policy Number: 3100          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

Policy Text 

The Board of Education shall by a majority vote appoint a Superintendent of Schools for a term of no less than three years and not to exceed five years. The Superintendent shall serve as the chief executive officer of the Board and as the chief operating officer of all areas and programs of the school system.

 
District Reference  ,
 
General Reference 

Education Law §§1711; 2508 

 
 
Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3100 SUPERINTENDENT     Policy Number: 3110          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

QUALIFICATIONS OF SUPERINTENDENT

Policy Text 

The Superintendent of Schools shall be duly certified as required by the Commissioner's Regulations. The Board of Education reserves the right to set additional requirements above those of certification for candidates who seek the position of Superintendent.

 
District Reference  ,
 
General Reference 

Education Law §3003(4)
8 NYCRR §80.4

 
 
Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3100 SUPERINTENDENT     Policy Number: 3111          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

RECRUITMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

Policy Text 

The Board of Education will develop recruiting procedures to enable the district to seek qualified candidates from a variety of sources.  The Board adheres to the practice of recruiting and hiring personnel without regard to religion, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.  Candidates must meet certification and other requirements established by the Education Law and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education for the position of Superintendent.

Upon selecting a new Superintendent, the Board will negotiate a contract with the successful candidate.

 
District Reference  ,
 
General Reference 

Education Law §§1711(1), (2), (3)
8 NYCRR §80.4

 
 
Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 2014-07-08



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3100 SUPERINTENDENT     Policy Number: 3120          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

DUTIES OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

Policy Text 

The Superintendent of Schools, as chief executive officer of the Board of Education, will have the following specific powers and duties:

Board - Superintendent Relations

1. to provide information necessary for effective governance;

2. to recommend and implement appropriate policies for development and action;

3. to execute, administer, and enforce all policies of the district;

4. to provide the Board with written information in advance of meetings;

5. to provide appropriate input at meetings;

6. to provide all information requested by the Board in a timely fashion;

7. to help the Board assess ramifications of pending actions;

8. to enact Board directives;

9. to keep the Board informed of the status of district programs;

10. to help the Board anticipate areas of concern;

11. to work to solve problems for and with the Board;

12. to maintain an effective professional relationship with each member of the Board;

13. to report to and be accountable to the Board of Education and not to any officer,committee, or individual member of the Board

 

Goals and Plans

14. to help the Board formulate goals;

15. to use a systematic approach to anticipate projected needs based upon enrollment,facility needs, educational program, revenues and expenditures;

16. to evaluate the progress of goals;

17. to regularly report the status of goals to the Board;

 

Curriculum and Instruction

18. to anticipate and meet state requirements;

19. to monitor and assess educational programs;

20. to plan and implement programs to meet educational needs of the entire student body;

21. to work as the liaison between schools to ensure continuity and progression of the educational program;

22. to make recommendations for appropriate program changes including additions and/or deletions;

23. to encourage a high level of student performance;

 

Fiscal Management

24. to establish procedures which ensure sound fiscal management;

25. to oversee the preparation and presentation of the budget;

 

Personnel

26. to ensure that all positions are filled with competent, certified personnel;

27. submit to the Board recommendations in accordance with law and SED regulations, and contract conditions, in a timely manner based on adequate supporting data;

28. to direct, with appropriate administrative assistance, the training, supervision and evaluation of all staff;

29. to encourage, organize and evaluate programs for professional development;

30. to establish, maintain and monitor systems for supervision and evaluation of all employees;

31. to maintain detailed current records on all employees;

32. to provide the Board with periodic reports on employee performance;

 

Labor - Management Relations

33. to oversee contract negotiations with the direction and assistance of the Board;

34. to implement contract agreements;

 

Plant Management

35. to develop and implement an ongoing plan for plant maintenance and improvement;

36. to arrange and monitor plans to insure plant security;

37. to report to the Board on issues of plant maintenance and security;

 

Involvement in the Greater Educational Community

38. to further the interests of the district through active involvement in county, state, and national coalitions;

39. to establish and maintain strong communication with the greater educational community;

 

School - Community Relations

40. to attend after school events as time permits;

41. to maintain regular communication with PTSO and other parent groups;

42. to respond to unresolved complaints and arrange for their resolution;

43. to be available to speak with students and parents;

44. to deliver presentations to community organizations and appear on local radio and television programs when requested;

45. to publish a district newsletter regularly;

46. to maintain a visible presence in the community through membership in local organizations; and

47. to be available to speak with and provide written materials about the district to local news organizations.

 

Note: Any changes made to this list of duties should be reflected in the annual evaluation of the Superintendent.

 
District Reference  ,
 
General Reference 

Education Law §§1604(8); 1711; 1804 

 
 
Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3200 ADMINISTRATORS     Policy Number: 3200          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION

Policy Text 

The Superintendent of Schools is the chief executive officer of the district. During his/her absence, the Board of Education designates the School Business Official to serve as Acting Superintendent in the absence of the Superintendent.

 
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Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
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Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3200 ADMINISTRATORS     Policy Number: 3210          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Policy Text 

The Superintendent is directed to provide for placing into operation the provisions for implementing a management team concept for school administration.

The members of the team act in an advisory capacity and participate in decision making when appropriate. The management team's responsibilities are:

1. making policy recommendations to the Superintendent and Board as assigned;

2. developing for the Superintendent's approval and Board review, administrative

regulations implementing policy adopted by the Board;

3. involving other staff members possessing competency in the area under

consideration in the development of district policies and regulations;

4. interpreting and disseminating district policies and programs to other district

personnel, students and citizens;

5. as assigned by the Superintendent, being the Board's representative(s) in the

administration of district programs;

6. evaluating proposals made by other employees in negotiations with the Board's

designated representative and to recommend to the Superintendent and Board the

district's response to such proposals; and

7. serving as support personnel to the district's negotiator.

 
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Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3200 ADMINISTRATORS     Policy Number: 3240          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

LINE AND STAFF RELATIONS

Policy Text 

Lines of Responsibility

Generally, the responsibility will flow through teachers, to administrators, to the Superintendent, and then to the Board.

Instructional Program

Students will be primarily responsible to the classroom teachers. The instructional and non-instructional services which are provided by other personnel in the elementary and secondary schools will be brought into the educational program and into the life of each child in a manner determined by the classroom teachers and the principal of each school in consultation with special personnel.

All classroom teachers, all other instructional and non-instructional personnel in the elementary and secondary schools will be primarily responsible to the principal of that school.

 
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Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3200 ADMINISTRATORS     Policy Number: 3250          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

SCHOOL BUILDING ADMINISTRATION

Policy Text 

The Superintendent of Schools will delegate administrative authority to the Building Principal of each school and to his/her assistant(s) within the district's system for the internal management of the schools, within established Board of Education policy and administrative regulations.

 
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Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
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Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3300 REGULATIONS     Policy Number: 3310          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

DEVELOPMENT OF REGULATIONS

Policy Text 

The Superintendent of Schools shall be responsible for developing administrative regulations, as needed, that are consistent with the policies of the Board of Education.

 
District Reference  ,
 
General Reference 

Education Law §§1709; 1711 

 
 
Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3300 REGULATIONS     Policy Number: 3320          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

BOARD REVIEW OF REGULATIONS

Policy Text 

The Board of Education shall review and approve any administrative regulations establishing or affecting curricula. The Board may review any other regulation, at its discretion, to determine whether the regulation conforms with adopted policy.

 
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Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3300 REGULATIONS     Policy Number: 3330          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

REGULATIONS DISSEMINATION

Policy Text 

Regulations promulgated by the Superintendent of Schools shall be publicly available in the district office during normal working hours and will be available digitally on the District’s website.

 
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Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised 2014-10-28



Series: Series3000     Sub Series: 3300 REGULATIONS     Policy Number: 3350          Printer Friendly (opens in new window/tab)



Title 

STAFF / STUDENT HANDBOOKS

Policy Text 

Teachers’ Handbook

The Building Principal shall be responsible for developing, maintaining, and disseminating information to teachers on topics including but not limited to:

1. general housekeeping requirements;

2. duties of advisors and chaperones;

3. schedules;

4. school closing;

5. co-curricular activities;

6. conferences;

7. student discipline;

8. faculty meetings;

9. promotion standards;

10. graduation requirements;

11. school year opening and closing procedures; and

12. pertinent Board policies, updated at least annually.

Student Handbook

The Building Principal shall be responsible for developing, maintaining, and disseminating information to students on topics including, but not limited to:

1. school calendar;

2. textbooks;

3. fire drills;

4. student behavior;

5. automobiles;

6. smoking, alcohol, and drugs;

7. care of school property; and

8. bus rules, etc.

All information shall be in writing. Acceptable methods of dissemination may include, but not be limited to, handbooks, planners, web sites or other written means.

 
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General Reference 
 
 
Adoption Date 2002-04-23
 
Last Revised