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Lancaster SD |  BP  2000  Administration

Concepts And Roles   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that district administration performs essential roles and functions in support of student learning, including the provision of instructional support and services to schools as well as the responsible management of district resources and personnel.

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4300 - Management, Supervisory and Confidential Personnel)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

The Board expects district administration to provide leadership in developing and implementing the district's vision and goals for the educational program and in evaluating and reporting on the district's progress toward that vision. District administration is expected to help shape the culture and environment of the district in a manner that instills confidence in district schools, encourages positive relationships with the community, and focuses district operations on enhancing student achievement.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 7000 - Concepts and Roles)

The Superintendent is the chief executive officer and educational leader of the district. As a member of the governance team, he/she shall advise and assist the Board in the exercise of its governance responsibilities.

(cf. 2110 - Superintendent Responsibilities and Duties)

(cf. 2111 - Superintendent Governance Standards)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

(cf. 9311 - Board Policies)

The Superintendent is granted the authority to make decisions concerning district operations within the parameters of law and Board policy. He/she shall be responsible for developing administrative structures and decision-making processes that allow the district to fulfill its responsibilities in an efficient manner. The Superintendent may delegate to other district staff any duties imposed upon him/her by the Board. This delegation shall not relieve the Superintendent of responsibility for actions taken by his/her designees.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

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

(cf. 2220 - Administrative Staff Organization)

(cf. 2230 - Representative and Deliberative Groups)

(cf. 4300 - Management, Supervisory and Confidential Personnel)

(cf. 4315 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 9313 - Administrative Regulations)

Legal Reference:


35020 Duties of employees fixed by governing board

35026 Employment of district superintendent by certain district

35028 Qualifications for employment

35029 Waiver of credential requirements

35031 Term of employment

35033 District superintendent for certain districts

35034 District superintendent of certain districts

35035 Powers and duties of superintendent

35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

35161 Powers and duties generally

Management Resources:


Maximizing School Board Leadership: Human Resources, 1996



Association of California School Administrators:

American Association of School Administrators:


adopted: November 6, 2007 Lancaster, California