Adoption Date: 7/19/1994, Revised: 6/20/2000; 06/02/2015; 10/24/17


The Superintendent shall have the authority set forth in education law, including but not limited to:
1. As chief executive officer of the Board of Education, he/she shall 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.

2. He/she shall administer all policies and enforce all rules and regulations of the Board.

3. He/she shall constantly review the local school situation and recommend to the Board areas in
which new policies seem to be needed.

4. He/she shall be responsible for organizing, administering, evaluating, and supervising the
programs and personnel of all school departments, instructional and non-instructional.

5. He/she shall recommend to the Board the appointment of all instructional and support

6. He/she shall be responsible for the preparation and recommendation to the Board of the
annual School District budget in accordance with the format and development plan
specified by the Board.

7. He/she shall 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.

8. He/she shall 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.

9. He/she shall determine the need and make plans for plant expansion and renovation.

10. He/she shall be responsible for recommending for hire, evaluating, promoting, and
dismissing all professional and non-professional staff personnel.

11. He/she shall prepare or supervise the preparation of the teacher's handbook, staff
bulletins, and all other District-wide staff materials.

12. He/she shall plan and coordinate the recruitment of teachers and other staff to assure the
District of the best available personnel.

13. He/she shall 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 be of a high degree of competence will be recommended for tenure.

14. He/she shall continually 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.

15. He/she shall, 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.

16. He/she work with the Board and staff to develop long range plans and strategies of the District.

17. He/she shall 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.

Policy References:
Education Law Sections 1711 and 3003
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations
(NYCRR) Section 100.2(m)


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