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Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

History: 2/8/22 (updated), 12/13/22 (reviewed), 11/14/23 (updated)

Each attendance center will have a building principal (and leadership team) responsible for the administration and operation of the attendance center. Each building principal, as chief administrator of the assigned attendance center, is responsible for the building and grounds, for the students and employees assigned to the attendance center, for school activities at the attendance center, for the education program offered in the attendance center, and the budget for the attendance center. The principal is considered the professional advisor to the superintendent in matters pertaining to the attendance center supervised by the principal. Although the principals serve under the direction of the superintendent, duties of the principal may include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Cooperate in the general organization and plan of procedure in the school under the principal's supervision;
  • Supervision of the teachers in the principal's attendance center;
  • Maintain the necessary records for carrying out delegated duties;
  • Work with the superintendent, Human Resources and district administration in rating, recommending and selecting supervised employees whenever possible;
  • Work with district administration in determining the education program to be offered and in arranging the schedules. As much of the schedule as possible should be made before school closes for summer vacation. In the matter of courses offered, the final approval rests with the superintendent, who is in turn responsible to the board;
  • Ensure that proper care is taken of all school books, supplies, materials, equipment, furniture and facilities;
  • Instruct teachers to make a complete annual inventory of all school property contained in their individual rooms. This inventory is reviewed and filed with the board secretary;
  • Investigate excessive cases of absence or tardiness of students and notify the parents or guardians of unexcused absence or tardiness. All such cases should be reported to the Director of Student Services;
  • Make such reports from time to time as the superintendent may require;
  • Maintain the regular schedule of school hours established by the board and make no temporary changes in the schedule without the consent of the superintendent;
  • Promptly notify the Physical Plant and district administration whenever ventilation, sanitation or heating of the building is unsatisfactory;
  • Contribute to the formation and implementation of general policies and procedures of the school;
  • Promptly investigate allegations of misconduct by employees in conjunction with Human Resources and Equity and Employee Relations;
  • Ensure consistent application of the District Comprehensive Behavior Approach for all students in the principal's attendance center;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the superintendent of schools.

This list of duties will not act to limit the board's authority and responsibility over the position of the administrators. In executing these duties and others the board may delegate, the administrators will consider the school district's financial condition as well as the needs of the students in the school district.

Policy References:

Legal Reference:

Iowa Code §§ 279.8, .21, .23A 
281 I.A.C. 12.4(5), .4(6), .4(7).

Cross Reference:

303.9    Administrator Consulting/Outside Employment

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