PRINCIPAL

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

Serves as educational leader, supervisor, appraiser, and interpreter of the educational program in the school assigned; is responsible for delegating responsibilities as needed to personnel and is responsible for the safety and welfare of those assigned to the school; ensures that learning occurs.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

- Plans, administers, and supervises the educational program.

- Responsible for collecting, organizing, analyzing, using, and maintaining all students’ achievement performance data which are required by the District.

- After consultation with the SBDM Council, selects staff.

- Conducts all personnel evaluations.

- Supervises all certified and classified personnel assigned to the school.

- Communicates directly and frequently with all members of the staff, SBDM Council, PTA/PTO, parents, and community.

- Responsible for school correspondence, general correspondence, notices for general distribution to the school community, etc.

- Responsible for the interpretation and execution of directives from the Superintendent or Chief Academic Officer.

- Consults with and advises district staff on issues related to student achievement, and the effective management of the schools.

- Directs and assists in preparing all reports as required by the school district.

- Supervises completion and monitoring of all student records.

- Manages all discipline in the school per the Board of Education’s Student Code of Conduct and the school’s SBDM policies.

- Enforces the observation of all federal and state laws (includes Special Education and the chairing of most Admission and Release Committee (ARC) meetings), SBDM school policies, rules, and safety regulations.

- Supervises student-teacher and internship program.

- Responsible for the maintenance of the building and grounds.

- Serves as a liaison and primary communicator among the school, home, and district.

- Responsible for establishing and maintaining community relations which include the use of the school facility (Building Usage Policy and requirements).

- Directs and assists in the classification and promotion of pupils per SBDM policy.

- Coordinates and supervises extracurricular, co-curricular programs/activities, and all other parent support groups to include athletic boosters.

- Maintains a complete inventory of all equipment and supplies in the building(s) and completes all appropriate and required reports.

- Maintains regular attendance.

- Performs other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

- Curriculum, instruction and assessment.

- Record-keeping techniques.

- Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.

- Oral and written communication skills.

- Research methods and report writing techniques.

- Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.

- Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.

- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

- Technical aspects of field of specialty.

 

ABILITY TO:

- To perform the responsibilities as previously outlined.

- Understand and follow oral and written directions.

- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

- Maintain records and prepare reports.

- Operate a computer terminal.

- Prioritize and schedule work.

- Learn, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

- Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.

- Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.

- Work independently with little direction.

- Meet schedules and time lines.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

- Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking

- Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing

- Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations

- Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching

- Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights

 

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

- Three (3) years of successful teaching experience with demonstrated evidence of and potential for success in administrative/supervisory responsibilities

 

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

- Valid Kentucky Certification as Principal