Nature and Scope of Job :
serve as the delegated administrator responsible and accountable for the
planning, organization, evaluation, and leadership of programs and services
within the school.
RESPONSIBLE FOR: The principal is
responsible for everything that occurs, or should occur, in the building or on
grounds of which he is the principal.
He/she is directly responsible for the supervision and administration of
every activity connected with the school.
He/she is coordinator of all effort within the school.
curricular and extra-curricular programs and manages their continuing review,
evaluation and improvement.
that the School Improvement Plans are available in written form and that they
are reviewed and updated annually.
with teachers in establishing tools and procedures for the continuing assessment
of student achievement in relation to learner outcomes and benchmarks.
leadership to staff in identifying program strengths and weaknesses, annually.
with staff teams and appropriate staff in annually developing written goals for
school improvement which are in line with district philosophy, goals and
student exit outcomes.
certain that the strategies for achieving program improvement goals are
developed in writing, by involving those who are to carry them out, and
understood by those who are affected.
students and parents (as appropriate) in curricular development and evaluation.
a school improvement plan status report which indicates the accomplishments of
the school, identifies problems to be worked on and improvement goals as
perceived by the principal and staff, and plans for implementing improvements.
the funds allocated to the school in accordance with district guidelines and school
the monitoring, accounting and auditing of local school accounts, including
student activities accounts.
for the efficient requisitioning, storing, issuing, inventorying of supplies
that budget allocations for program improvement are tied to instructional goals
and objectives and are consistent with established building priorities.
cooperatively with staff priorities for budget allocations.
educational leadership in creating a school environment conducive to teaching
a relationship with teachers and students that is characterized by a high
degree of mutual support, open communication, and trust.
and maintain an internal communication system which provides those under
principal's supervision with the information they need in the time, place, and
form they need it.
an active interest in the extracurricular activities of the school.
and carry out procedures for working with the staff and students in the
identification and resolution of school problems and concerns.
and reinforce exceptional effort and performance.
that teachers are informed of their roles and of the district's expectations of
them prior to evaluation of their job performance.
that teachers inform students of their responsibilities as students and of the instructional goals and objectives
established for them at the beginning of any course of study.
with the public about the program and services of the school and establish positive school/community
parents, community leaders and other citizens to visit the school and to
observe school programs and maintain an "open door" policy with
respect to the principal's office.
and cause to be conducted parent/teacher conferences during which parents are
informed of and can ask questions about their child's progress.
that perceived strengths and weaknesses of the school program and methods of
improving the school are reviewed mutually by parents, students and staff (as
procedures for insuring the accuracy of information disseminated to school
student publications as appropriate.
in the recruitment, selection, placement and evaluation of staff assigned to
and recommend candidates for selection to positions.
recommendations for staff transfer, promotions, probation and termination.
staff for extra-duty assignments.
specific class and/or course assignments for staff assigned to the school.
personnel evaluation for all staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
and assist each staff member to develop skills in self-evaluation and
up evaluative activities with inservice and other assistance designed to help
each staff member improve the quality of his performance.
the maintenance and use of the physical plant to facilitate all activities and
functions of the educational program.
cooperatively with the maintenance department in establishing standards for
building maintenance and custodial services.
with the evaluation of maintenance and custodial services.
cooperatively with the district staff to identify, report and correct safety
the use of building facilities by community groups.
room assignments to staff which best serve the educational program.
students in the care of the physical plant.
and support classroom teaching with adequate special and auxiliary services
that facilitate learning.
teachers in identifying the need for auxiliary services.
information to teachers regarding available community resources.
to maintain positive relationships between school staff and auxiliary
and administer policies, rules and regulations established by the legislature,
by state and local boards for education, and by school district administration.
district and school policies to students, teachers and parents.
all policies, rules and regulations which pertain to principal's unit of
building policy and procedures which guide the operation of the school.
recommendations from students, teachers and parents in establishing school
rules and regulations.
students of their rights and responsibilities as students.
parents in writing regarding the rules and regulations of the school pertaining
to student rights and responsibilities.
duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his designee/s.
Skills and Mental Ability:
curriculum and principles of learning.
speak clearly and concisely.
weigh options, think clearly, and evaluate accurately.
understand and facilitate needs of various personality types.
Ability to make
decisions with sound emotional judgement.
understand the psychological and physiological development of children.
develop a plan and make decisions to facilitate its fulfillment.
the ability to see, hear, and talk in order to ascertain teacher effectiveness.
Must be able to
walk, write, lift, and sit.
persuasive, alert, creative and have patience, initiative, and reasoning.
Education, License, Certification of Formal
Degree. Master's Degree.
Certification in Administration
with "P" and "S" endorsement
Be able to
stand 20% of the time without fatigue or discomfort.
Be able to walk
50% of the time without fatigue or discomfort.
Be able to sit
30% of the time without fatigue or discomfort.
Be able to lift
up to 50 pounds.
Be able to
carry up to 15 pounds.
Be able to push
up to 200 pounds.
Be able to pull
up to 100 pounds.
Be able to
handle, finger, see, talk and hear. Possess proper stress management
Be to work 95%
of the time inside.
Be able to work
5% of the time outside.
Be able to work
in air conditioned buildings under fluorescent lighting.