The Superintendent shall be the Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of the District. He is responsible for the effective operation
of the District; general administration of all instructional,
business or other operations of the District; and for advising and
making recommendations to the Board of Education with respect to such
activities. He shall perform all the duties and accept all of the
responsibilities usually required of a Superintendent as prescribed by
the Education Laws of New York State, the rules and regulations of the
Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education, laws and regulations of
the United States, statutes of New York State, and the policies, rules,
and regulations established by the Board of Education.
1. Primary Activities
A. Keep the Board informed of the condition of the
Districtís educational system; assure effective communication between
the Board and the staff of the school system. Relay all communications
by the Board regarding personnel to district employees and receive
from all school personnel any communications directed to the Board.
B. Prepare the agenda for Board meetings, in
consultation with the President of the Board. Prepare and submit
recommendations to the Board relative to all matters requiring board
action, placing before the Board such necessary and helpful facts,
information, and reports as are needed to insure the making of
C. Submit to the Board a clear and detailed
explanation of any proposed procedure that would involve either
departure from established policy or the expenditure of substantial
D. Develop and recommend to the Board objectives of
the educational system; see to the development of internal objectives
which support those of the Board.
E. Develop and recommend to the Board long-range plans
consistent with population trends, cultural needs, and the appropriate
use of District facilities, and see to the development of long-range
plans which are consistent with Board objectives.
F. See to the development of specific administrative
procedures and programs to implement the intent established by Board
policies, directives and formal actions.
G. See to the execution of all decisions of the Board.
H. See that sound plans of organization, educational
programs and services are developed and maintained for the Board.
I. Maintain adequate records for the schools,
including a system of financial accounts, business and property
records, personnel records, school population and scholastic records.
Act as custodian of such records and all contracts, securities,
documents, title papers, books of records, and other papers belonging
to the Board.
J Be directly responsible for news releases and/or
other items of public interest emanating from all District employees
that pertain to education matters, policies, procedures, school
related incidents or events. Approve media interviews of this nature
with District employees.
K. Provide for the optimum use of the staff of the
District. See that the District is staffed with competent people who
are delegated authority commensurate with their responsibilities.
Define the duties of all personnel.
L. See that appropriate in-service training is
conducted. Summon employees of the District to attend such regular and
occasional meetings as are necessary to carry out the educational
programs of the District.
M. Prior to action by the Board, recommend the
appointment, discipline or termination of employment of the
administrators of the District.
N. Prior to action by the Board, recommend the
appointment, discipline or termination of employment of teaching and
non-teaching personnel of the District.
O. See to the development throughout the District of
high standards of performance in educational achievement, use and
development of personnel, public responsibility, and operating
P. See that effective relations with employee
organizations are maintained, assume ultimate responsibility for
collective negotiations with employees of the District
Q. See that the development, authorization, and the
maintenance of an appropriate budgetary procedure is properly
administered. Prepare the annual proposed budget and submit it to the
Board by March 1 or at such earlier date as is necessary to provide an
adequate opportunity for the Boardís discussion and deliberation.
R. See that all funds, physical assets, and other
property of the District are appropriately safeguarded and
S. File, or cause to be filed, all reports, requests
and appropriations as required by various governing bodies and/or
T. Establish and maintain liaison with community
groups which are interested or involved in the educational programs of
U. Establish and maintain liaison with other school
districts, BOCES, the State Education Department, colleges and
universities, and the U.S. Department of Education.
V. Act on own discretion in cases where action is
necessary on any matter not covered by Board policy or directive.
Report such action to the Board as soon as practicable and recommend
policy in order to provide guidance in the future.
A. Board of Education
1) As chief executive officer, be accountable to the
Board of Education, as a Board, for the administration of the
educational system and for the interpretation and fulfillment of the
aforesaid functions, primary activities and responsibilities.
2) Attend, or have a representative attend, all
meetings of the Board.
3) Represent the District as the chief executive
officer in dealings with other school systems, professional
organizations, business firms, agencies of government and the
4) Report directly to the Board of Education, as a
Board, and as required to all appropriate governmental agencies.
5) Act as reference agent for problems brought to
6) Work with the Board of Education to develop
appropriate programs and policies, upon either the recommendation of
the superintendent or the initiative of the Board of Education.
1) Directly oversee the work of other central office
2) Hold regular meetings with Building Principals,
Coordinators/Directors and all other administrators to discuss
progress and educational problems facing the District.
3) Direct the operations and activities of
administrators; see that they effectively guide and coordinate the
operations and activities of the educational system; secure their
assistance in formulating internal objectives, plans and programs;
evaluate their job performance; and stand ready at all times to
render them advice and support.
4) Approve the vacation schedules for
administrators; and be personally responsible for all evaluations of
1) Work with other Board employees and advisors,
including auditors, architects, attorneys, consultants and
2) Hold such meetings with teachers and other
employees as is necessary for the discussion of matters concerning
the improvements and welfare of the schools. Represent the District
in collective negotiations with recognized or certified employee
3) Attend, or delegate a representative to attend,
all meetings of municipal agencies or governmental bodies at which
matters pertaining to the public schools appear on the agenda.
4) Represent the District before the public, and
maintain, through cooperative leadership, both within and without
the District, such a program of public relations as may keep the
public informed as to the activities, needs and successes of the
5) Receive all complaints, comments, concerns and
criticisms regarding the operation of the District from the public,
employees of the District, students and Board members.