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Escondido Union ESD |  BP  2110  Administration

Superintendent Responsibilities And Duties   

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The Board of Education desires to set clear expectations of the superintendent's responsibilities and duties in order to establish a productive working relationship with the superintendent, ensure that the work of the superintendent is focused on achievement of the district's vision and goals, and provide a fair basis for holding the superintendent accountable. The responsibilities are detailed in law, board policy, and the superintendent's contract.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 2000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 2121 - Superintendent's Contract)

The board shall clarify expectations and goals for the superintendent at the beginning of every evaluation year.

As the chief executive officer of the district, the superintendent shall implement all board decisions and manage the instructional and non-instructional operations of the schools in accordance with law and board policies. The superintendent also serves as a member of the district's governance team and has responsibilities to support board operations and decision-making.

(cf. 2210 - Administrative Leeway in Absence of Board Policy)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9122 - Secretary)

The superintendent may delegate any of his/her responsibilities and duties to other district staff but remains accountable to the board for all areas of operation under the superintendent's authority.

Legal Reference:


17604 Delegation of powers to agents

17605 Delegation of authority to purchase supplies, equipment and services

35020-35046 Powers and duties of superintendent

48900 Authority of superintendent to recommend suspension or expulsion

Management Resources:


Maximizing School Board Governance

Superintendent Governance Standards, 2001



American Association of School Administrators:

Association of California School Administrators:


adopted: October 23, 2003 Escondido, California

revised: September 14, 2006