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Waugh ESD |  BP  2000  Administration

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The Governing Board 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 noninstructional operations. The Superintendent/Principal or designee may make decisions concerning district operations within the parameters of law and Board policy.

(cf. 2110 - Superintendent Responsibilities and Duties)

(cf. 9310 - Board Policies)

The Superintendent/Principal shall provide leadership in developing administrative regulations and organizational structures, decision-making processes, and staff action plans that allow the district to fulfill its vision and goals. The Board also expects the Superintendent/Principal to help shape the culture and environment of the district in a manner that focuses district operations on enhancing student achievement, encourages positive relationships within the community, and instills confidence in district schools.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 2111 - Superintendent Governance Standards)

The Board and Superintendent/Principal shall work together as a team in the exercise of district governance. The Board and Superintendent/Principal shall establish protocols that describe how the governance team will operate, including, but not limited to, agreements regarding Board meeting operations and communications between the Superintendent/Principal and the Board.

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

Because the Superintendent/Principal is the only district employee who is directly selected and evaluated by the Board, the Board has a responsibility to ensure that the Superintendent/Principal possesses the skills and attributes that best meet the needs of the district.

(cf. 2120 - Superintendent Recruitment and Selection)

The Board and Superintendent/Principal shall agree upon a system for evaluating the Superintendent/Principal, including the evaluation criteria, method, evaluation instrument, process, and timeline.

(cf. 2140 - Evaluation of the Superintendent)

The Superintendent/Principal may delegate to other district staff any duties imposed upon him/her by the Board. This delegation shall not relieve the Superintendent/Principal of responsibility for actions taken by his/her designees.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

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

(cf. 2220 - Administrative Staff Organization)

(cf. 2230 - Representative and Deliberative Groups)

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

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 Governance: Superintendent Selection and Employment, 2006

Maximizing School Board Governance: Superintendent Evaluation, 2005

Superintendent Governance Standards, 2001

CSBA Professional Governance Standards, 2000



American Association of School Administrators:

Association of California School Administrators:


adopted: January 16, 2007 Petaluma, California