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Superintendent Responsibilities And Duties   

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The Board of Education desires to establish a productive working relationship with the Superintendent and to ensure that the work of the Superintendent is focused on student learning and achievement and the attainment of the district's vision and goals. The Board also desires to provide a fair basis for holding the Superintendent accountable. The responsibilities of the Superintendent are detailed in law, in the Superintendent's contract, and throughout Board policies and administrative regulations.

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 noninstructional operations of the schools. The Superintendent also serves as a member of the district's governance team and has responsibilities to support Board operations and decision making.

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

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 2000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 2111 - Superintendent Governance Standards)

(cf. 2121 - Superintendent's Contract)

(cf. 2140 - Evaluation of the Superintendent)

(cf. 2210 - Administrative Discretion Regarding Board Policy)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9122 - Secretary)

(cf. 4301 - Administrative Staff Organization)

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: February 17, 2011 Vista, California