300 Administration

ADMINISTRATION
Series 300

300                Statement of Guiding Principles

301                Administrative Structure
                     301.1     Administrative Personnel
                     301.2     Administrative Team
                     301.3     Organizational Structure
                     301.3        Exhibit A – Organizational Chart
                     301.4     Succession of Authority
                     301.5     Administrative Personnel and Other District Personnel

302               Administrative Duties
                     302.1     Administrative Rules and Regulations
                     302.2     Administrative Code of Ethics
                     302.3     Administrative Personnel - Professional Development
                     302.4     Administrative Personnel - Civic Activities
                     302.5     Administrative Personnel-Consulting/Outside
                                      Employment
                     302.6     Reduction in Administrative Personnel

303               Superintendent of Schools
                     303.1     Superintendent of Schools - Qualifications,
                                      Recruitment, Appointment
                     303.2     Superintendent of Schools - Functions and Duties
                     303.3     Superintendent of Schools – Contract, Term
                     303.4     Superintendent of Schools – Salary and Benefits
                     303.5     Superintendent of Schools – Evaluation

304               Building Principals
                     304.1     Building Principals – Number, Qualifications,
                                      Recruitment and Appointment
                     304.2     Building Principals – Functions, Duties
                     304.3     Building Principals – Contracts, Term
                     304.4     Building Principals – Salary and Benefits

305               Supervisors
                     305.1     Supervisors – Positions, Qualifications, Recruitment,
                                      Appointment
                     305.2     Supervisors – Functions, Duties
                     305.3     Supervisors – Contracts, Term
                     305.4     Supervisors – Salary and Benefits 

            The Board of Directors of the Decorah Community School District reviewed all of the policies in Series 300, Administration, on the following dates:

                        April 14, 2003
                        February 12, 2007
                        June 11, 2012

Filing Instructions:  File this page immediately behind the Table of Contents in Series 300.

 

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300 Statement of Guiding Principles

Code No. 300

STATEMENT OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES

This series of the Board policy manual defines the roles and employment of District administrators and support staff supervisors.  Policies relating to employment benefits for administrators and supervisors are included in Series 400.

It is the policy of the Board of Directors of the Decorah Community School District to recognize and maintain the distinction between those activities which are appropriate to the Board of Directors as the legislative, governing body of the School District and those administrative activities which are to be performed by the Superintendent of Schools and the Superintendent's staff in the exercise of delegated administrative authority.  It shall be the policy of the Board of Directors to refer to the administrative staff of the District those matters which do not require or involve Board policy-making duties.

While the Board shall delegate administrative duties to the administrative staff of the District, the administrative staff shall be held accountable to the Board of Directors.  The Board may request at any time pertinent information and explanation of administrative action in order for the Board to properly fulfill its functions.

The Board of Directors endorses the management team concept for the conduct of business in the District.  The Board and the administrative team shall work together in establishing goals and in making decisions for the District.  In addition, the administrative team shall regularly seek input and advice from other personnel, from students, parents, and community members.

 

Date of Revision:

April 14, 2003                        

 

 

Legal References:

 

20.4(2), 279.8, 279.20, 279.21, 279.23, 280.12, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4                     

 

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301 Administrators

301.1 Administrative Personnel

Code No. 301.1

ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL

In these Series 300 policies, "the administration" or "the administrative personnel" shall refer to administrators and supervisors as defined in Code 400.2, as well as such other persons as the Superintendent shall designate.

The following positions are considered as comprising the administrative team:

Superintendent of Schools
Building Principals
Associate Building Principal
Director of Business Services
Board Secretary/Director of Human Resources
Director of Technology
Manager of Buildings and Grounds
Manager of Food Services
Manager of Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Revision:

  June 11, 2012                       

 

 

Legal References:

 

20.4(2), 279.8, 279.20, 279.21, 279.23, 279.23A, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4                     

 

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301.2 Administrative Team

Code No. 301.2

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

The administrative personnel in the District shall be organized and operate as a team under the guidance and leadership of the Superintendent.  The team approach to administration contributes to better leadership decisions and a healthier, more productive organization by facilitating communication, encouraging input and the utilization of varied expertise, reinforcing productive behavior, and inspiring greater commitment to the District.

Each member of the team shall be responsible for gathering and analyzing information and for sharing reasoned opinions with the other members of the administrative team.  Full and open communications are encouraged.  If the administrative team is to succeed, all participation must take place in an open and trusting context.  It requires, too, a strong commitment at the behavioral level by all team members.  When a decision is made, each member shall be expected to respect and implement the decision. 

These policies shall also be interpreted to encourage school-based decision-making.  As educational leaders, administrative personnel may utilize councils, committees or other structures to assist in formulating recommendations and in implementing Board policies.

 

Date of Revision:

June 11, 2012                        

 

 

 

Legal References:

20.4(2), 279.8, 279.20, 279.23, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4                                               

 

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301.3 Organizational Structure

Code No. 301.3

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

It is the Superintendent's responsibility to organize and arrange the administrative personnel of the District in a fashion which best serves the interests of the District.

Fundamental to the success of the administrative team concept is a clearly developed structure in which to communicate, interact, and make decisions.  Accordingly, roles, responsibilities, relationships, and expectations should be delineated through a carefully designed organizational plan and well-designed job descriptions.  The structure should include an orderly network of interlocking teams (councils, cabinets, and committees).

The organizational structure of the District shall be illustrated by a chart.  The chart represents the direction of authority and responsibility.  The chart shall be regarded as a visual representation of contracted authority and responsibility for each line and staff position.

 

 

Date of Revision:

June 11, 2012 

 

 

 

Legal References:

279.8, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4 

 

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301.3 Exhibit A – Organizational Chart

301.4 Succession of Authority

Code No. 301.4

SUCCESSION OF AUTHORITY

In the absence of the Superintendent, it shall be the responsibility of the other administrators and supervisors to assume the Superintendent's duties.  The succession of authority to the Superintendent shall be dependent upon the area of concern. 

If the absence of the Superintendent is temporary, the other administrators and supervisors shall assume only those duties and responsibilities of the Superintendent that require immediate attention.  If the absence of the Superintendent will be a lengthy one, as determined by the Board, the Board shall appoint an acting superintendent to immediately assume the responsibilities of the Superintendent.

It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent to inform the successor of the Superintendent's absence, if possible.  If the Superintendent is unable to inform the successor, it shall be the responsibility of the successor to assume the Superintendent's duties, in accordance with this policy statement, when the successor learns of the absence and its length.

References to "Superintendent" in this policy manual shall mean the "Superintendent or the Superintendent's designee."

 

Date of Revision:

April 14, 2003 

 

 

 

Legal References:

279.8, 279.20, 279.23, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4 

 

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301.5 Administrative Personnel and Other District Personnel

Code No. 301.5

ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND OTHER DISTRICT PERSONNEL

Administrative personnel shall, within their areas of assignment, recommend candidates for employment, assign, direct and supervise staff members, handle their requests and complaints, evaluate the members’ performance, and shall, if necessary, lay off, suspend, discipline or discharge employees (or recommend the same).

It shall be the responsibility of each administrator and of each supervisor to foster a positive attitude and to promote a cooperative effort among District personnel. 

It shall be the responsibility of each administrator and of each supervisor to provide leadership to the staff, and it shall be the responsibility of each employee to work cooperatively with the administrative personnel to accomplish the educational philosophy of the District.

 

Date of Revision:

June 11, 2012 

 

 

 

Legal References:

20.4(2), 279.8, 279.14, 279.20, 279.21, 279.23A,  280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4; 282 I.A.C.   Ch. 25-26 

 

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302 Administrator Duties

302.1 Administrative Rules and Regulations

Code No. 302.1

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS

In general, administrative rules and regulations serve to implement requirements of the law and of the policies of the Board of Directors.  It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent to monitor and revise administrative rules and regulations as necessary.  Major rules and regulations adopted by other administrative personnel, such as those dealing with student discipline, should be shared with the Superintendent prior to implementation.  The Board may, from time to time, review administrative rules and regulations.  The Board of Directors may amend an administrative rule or regulation by policy.

Date of Revision:

April 14, 2003

 

 

 

Legal References:

279.8, 279.20, 279.21, 279.23A, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4

 

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302.2 Administrative Code of Ethics

Code No. 302.2

 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF ETHICS

Administrative personnel, as part of the educational leadership of the District, represent the values and views of the District. Their actions, verbal and nonverbal, reflect the attitudes, beliefs and values of the District. Therefore, administrative personnel shall conduct themselves professionally and in a manner fitting to their positions at all times.

Each member of the administration shall follow the code of ethics stated in this policy. Failure to act in accordance with this code of ethics or in a professional manner, in the judgment of the Superintendent and/or Board, shall be grounds for discipline and, possibly, for dismissal.

 

The administrative team member:

1.   Upholds constantly the honor and dignity of the profession in actions and relations with students, colleagues, school board members and the public.

2.   Obeys local, state and national laws; holds to high ethical and moral standards; and gives loyalty to this country and to the causes of democracy, justice and liberty.

3.   Accepts the responsibility to master and to contribute to the growing body of specialized knowledge, concepts, and skills which characterize school administration and related service professions.

4.   Strives to provide the finest possible educational and extra-curricular experiences and opportunities and ancillary services to the members of the District community.

5.   Seeks to preserve and enhance the prestige and status of his/her profession when applying for a position or entering into contractual agreements.

6.   Carries out in good faith the policies duly adopted by the Board of Directors and the regulations of state authorities and of the District and renders professional service.

7.   Conducts professional business in such a way that students and personnel are not exposed to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.

8.   Disallows consideration of private gain or personal economic interest to affect the discharge of professional responsibilities.

9.   Recognizes the public schools are the public's business and seeks to keep the public informed about its schools.

10.  Supports and practices the administrative team and management team concept.

11.  Supports consultative practices with students, staff and community members.

12.  Listens and weighs facts and opinions of others in making decisions.

13.  Is free from abuse of alcohol or other drugs.

 

Date of Revision:

   June 11, 2012

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Legal References:

Ch. 68B, 279.8, 279.14, Code of Iowa; 282 I.A.C. Ch. 25, Ch. 26 

 

 

 

 

 

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302.3 Administrative Personnel - Professional Development

Code No. 302.3

ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Board of Directors encourages the administrative personnel to continue professional growth by becoming involved in professional organizations, attending conferences, conventions and workshops, visiting programs, continuing their education, and participating in other professional activities.

It shall be the responsibility of each administrative personnel member to arrange his/her schedule in order to attend various conferences and events.  Prior to attendance at an event, approval must be received from the Superintendent, or the Board of Directors in the case of the Superintendent.  The administrative personnel members shall report to the Superintendent about development activities in which they engage.

Date of Revision:

  June 11, 2012

 

 

 

Legal References:

279.8, 279.12, 279.38A, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.7

 

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302.4 Administrative Personnel - Civic Activities

Code No. 302.4

ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL - CIVIC ACTIVITIES

The Board of Directors encourages administrative personnel to be involved in the community by belonging to community organizations and attending and participating in community activities.

It shall be the responsibility of each administrative personnel member to become involved in community activities and events.  It shall be within the discretion of the Board to pay annual fees for involvement in any community organization.

 

 

Date of Revision:

   June 11, 2012

 

 

 

Legal References:

279.8, 279.38A, 280.14, Code of Iowa

 

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302.5 Administrative Personnel-Consulting/Outside Employment

 

 Code No. 302.5

ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL - CONSULTING/OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT

Administrative positions are considered full-time employment during the months of contracted service. The Board of Directors expects each administrative personnel member to give the responsibilities of the position precedence over other employment or business ventures during such time. An administrative personnel member may accept consulting or outside employment for pay or enter into business ventures if the member first informs the Board of Directors, and as long as, in the judgment of the Board, the work is conducted on personal time and does not interfere with the performance of District duties. The Board reserves the right, however, to require that an administrative personnel member cease the outside employment or business venture as a condition of continued employment. The Board shall give at least thirty (30) days notice to cease an outside employment or business venture.

Administrative personnel members, with the approval of the Board, may undertake consultative work, speaking engagements, writing, lecturing, or other professional duties and obligations which require them to be absent from the District.

Date of Revision:

   June 11, 2012

 

Legal References:

279.8, Code of Iowa; 282 I.A.C. 25.3(5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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302.6 Reduction in Administrative Personnel

Code No. 302.6

REDUCTION IN ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL

The Board of Directors shall have the discretion to determine the appropriate number of administrative personnel and the length of service.

When considering a reduction in the number of administrative personnel, the Board may consider the number of students enrolled, the number of facilities operated, financial status of the District, the assignment of duties among other administrative personnel, the desired level of services, and other factors deemed relevant by the Board of Directors.

In making reductions of administrative personnel, the Board of Directors shall consider the relative training, special skills, competence, licensure/certification, experience (both in and out of the District), and qualifications of the individuals to do the available work, as well as the needs of the District and other factors deemed relevant by the Board.

 

 

Date of Revision:

   June 11, 2012

 

 

Legal References:

279.8, 280.14, Code of Iowa 

 

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303 Superintendent of Schools

SCode No. 303.3

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS – CONTRACT, TERM

The Board of Directors shall offer a contract of employment to the Superintendent of Schools for a term of up to three years. The term shall be specified in the written employment contract.  The Board may issue a temporary and nonrenewable contract in accordance with law.

The first three consecutive years of a contract issued to a newly employed superintendent is considered a probationary period.  The probationary period may be extended for an additional year upon the consent of the superintendent.  The Board reserves the right not to renew or extend a contract with the Superintendent for any reason. The Board reserves the right to dismiss the Superintendent during a contract term with just cause in accordance with law.  In the event of termination of a probationary or nonprobationary contract, the Board will afford the superintendent appropriate due process, as required by law.  The superintendent and Board may mutually agree to terminate the superintendent’s contract at any time.   If the Superintendent wishes to resign from a contract, the Superintendent must comply with applicable law and Board policies and regulations.

 

Date of Last Review:

September, 2017

Date of Last Revision:

September 18, 2017                

 

 

Legal References:

                                                                                

Iowa  Code Chapter 279; 281 I.A.C. 12.4; 282 I,A.C. Chapter 25                                                               

 

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303.1 Superintendent of Schools - Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment

Code No. 303.1

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS – QUALIFICATIONS, RECRUITMENT, APPOINTMENT

The Board of Directors shall appoint a Superintendent of Schools to serve as the executive officer of the Board of Directors and as the leader of the administrative team.  In selecting a Superintendent of Schools, the Board shall follow its policies on equal employment opportunities and affirmative action.  The Board may utilize consultants to assist it in recruiting and selecting a Superintendent.

The Superintendent shall meet the licensure requirements as designated by the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, shall have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities, and shall exhibit the knowledge and ability to accomplish the duties of the job description.  The Board of Directors shall select a Superintendent of Schools based upon such additional qualifications and qualities as may be determined from time to time by the Board as being necessary to accomplish the District's educational philosophy, goals and objectives.

 

 

Date of Revision:

April 14, 2003

 

 

 

Legal References:

19B.11, 256.23, 272.6, 272.7 272.9A, 272.33, 279.8, 279.20, 279.23A, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C.  12.4(4), 12.4(10), Ch. 95; 282 I.A.C. 14.14, 14.23(3)                                                                                                     

 

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303.2 Superintendent of Schools - Functions and Duties

Code No. 303.2

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS - FUNCTIONS, DUTIES

The Superintendent of Schools shall be the executive officer of the Board of Directors and shall be directly responsible for the execution of the Board's policies and for the enforcement of all provisions of law relating to the operation of the schools.  The Board delegates to the Superintendent the authority and responsibility to administer the District and to implement decisions made by the Board.  The Superintendent shall have the power to make rules and render decisions not in conflict with law or with Board policies or actions.

The Superintendent shall be authorized to organize the administration in such manner as to facilitate the most efficient and effective operation of the District.  The Superintendent shall have the discretion to delegate to other school personnel the exercise of any authority and the discharge of any responsibility imposed upon the Superintendent by law or by Board policy or action.  The delegation of power or duty, however, shall not relieve the Superintendent of accountability for the results of such delegation.

The responsibilities of the Superintendent shall be enumerated more specifically in a job description adopted by the Board which, however, shall not act to limit the broad authority and/or the responsibilities of the office of Superintendent.

 

Date of Revision:

   June 11, 2012

 

 

 

Legal References:

256.23, 272.1(13), 279.8, 279.12, 279.14,  279.15, 279.20, 279.21, 279.23, 279.23A, 279.27,  280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4(4), 12.4(10);  282 I.A.C. Ch. 25 and 26                                                 

 

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303.3 Superintendent of Schools – Contract, Term

Code No. 303.3

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS – CONTRACT, TERM

The Board of Directors shall offer a contract of employment to the Superintendent of Schools for a term of up to three years. The term shall be specified in the written employment contract.

The contract shall be automatically continued in force and effect for one year beyond the end of its term unless terminated by the parties or pursuant to law. The Board reserves the right not to renew or extend a contract with the Superintendent for any reason. The Board reserves the right to dismiss the Superintendent during a contract term with just cause in accordance with law.

If the Superintendent wishes to resign from a contract, the Superintendent must comply with Board policies on resignations.

 

Date of Revision:

   June 11, 2012

 

 

 

Legal References:

256.23, 272.1(13), 279.8, 279.12, 279.20, 279.21, 279.23, 279.23a, 279.24, 279.25, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4(4); 282 I,A.C. Chapter 25

 

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303.4 Superintendent of Schools – Salary and Benefits

Code No. 303.4

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS - SALARY AND BENEFITS

The Board retains discretion to set the salary of the Superintendent of Schools on an annual basis at the beginning of each contract year.  The salary of the initial year of a multi-year contract shall be specified in the contract.  The Board may agree not to lower the annual compensation in subsequent years if so specified in the contract.

The Superintendent shall have such benefits as specified in Board policies and such additional or greater benefits as may be specified in the contract of employment.

 

Date of Revision:

April 14, 2004

 

 

Legal References:

279.8, 279.12, 279.20, 279.23, 280.14, Code of Iowa    

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303.5 Superintendent of Schools – Evaluation

Code No. 303.5

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS - EVALUATION

The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the formal evaluation of the Superintendent.  The primary purpose of formal evaluation of the Superintendent is to improve and enhance the performance of the Superintendent and to communicate to the Superintendent the Board’s perception of his/her performance and to provide written documentation of the Superintendent’s level of performance to provide a basis for contract decisions, including salary considerations and for contract termination, if necessary.  The Board may utilize in its evaluation relevant information from other persons as it so desires.  The Board and Superintendent shall agree on a method of evaluation and the evaluation form shall be adopted by the Board.

The Board will formally evaluate the Superintendent at least two times each contract year during the first two years of employment as Superintendent of the District.  Thereafter, the Board will formally evaluate the Superintendent at least once each year.

 

 

Date of Revision:

   June 11, 2012

 

 

Legal References:

279.14, 279.23A, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.3(3) 

 

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304 Building Principals

304.1 Building Principals – Number, Qualifications, Recruitment and Appointment

 

Code No.  304. 1

 

 

BUILDING PRINCIPALS -NUMBER, QUALIFICATIONS, RECRUITMENT AND APPOINTMENT

The District may have one building principal and one associate building principal for the High School, and Middle School, and either a shared or full-time building principal for each of the elementary schools.

The Board of Directors shall appoint building principals and the associate building principals upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools.  In selecting the building principals and associate building principals the Superintendent and Board shall follow the District's policies on equal employment opportunities and affirmative action.

Each building principal and associate building principal shall hold an administrator's license from the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners appropriate for the grade levels to be supervised, shall have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities, and shall exhibit the knowledge and ability to accomplish the duties of the job descriptions. The Superintendent shall recommend building principals and associate building principals based upon such additional qualifications and qualities as may be determined from time to time by the Board and/or by the Superintendent as being necessary to accomplish the District's educational philosophy, goals and objectives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Revision:

 

Legal References:

August 14, 2017

 

 

Chapter 279 Code of Iowa;  281 I.A.C. 12.4,                   

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304.2 Building Principals – Functions, Duties

Code No. 304.2

BUILDING PRINCIPALS - FUNCTIONS, DUTIES

Each building principal, under the supervision of the Superintendent and pursuant to policies of the Board of Directors, shall be responsible for the administration and operation of the attendance center to which the principal is assigned.  The associate building principal in any building shall serve under the supervision of the Superintendent and the building principal.  The principals shall be responsible for the planning, management, operation and evaluation of the educational and extra-curricular programs and ancillary services offered at the attendance center.  Responsibilities shall be enumerated more specifically in job descriptions adopted by the Board, which shall include but need not be limited to:  supervising and coordinating the process and content involved in the delivery of programs and services; handling student attendance, assignment and discipline; maintaining student records; supervising the activity program; conducting employee evaluations; arranging for employee meetings; providing for staff development activities; establishing building schedules; directing the expenditure of building funds; making recommendations to the Superintendent on new or modified programs, budget items, and appointment, assignment, transfer, promotion, discipline and dismissal of personnel assigned to the attendance center; hearing and rendering decisions on complaints and grievances at the building level; and such other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or by the  Board of Directors.

It shall be the responsibility of the building principals and associate building principals to uphold the policies of the Board, to provide a positive, cooperative environment with other personnel in the District, and to share their expertise under the administrative team and management team concept.

 

 

Date of Revision:

   June 11, 2012

 

 

 

Legal References:

272.1(7), 279.21, 279.23A, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.3(3), 12.3(4), 12.4                            ,

 

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304.3 Building Principals – Contracts, Term

 

Code No. 304.3

BUILDING PRINCIPALS - CONTRACTS, TERM

 

The length of the contract for employment between a building principal or associate building principal and the Board will be determined by the Board and stated in the contract.  The contract will also state the terms of the employment. Building principals and associate building principals shall be employed for a term of one year during the first year of employment as a principal in the District, provided, however, that a building principal who was previously employed by the District as an associate principal may be employed for a term of up to two years.  Thereafter, building principals and the associate building principal may be employed for a term not to exceed two years.  A contract is invalid if the building principal or associate building principal is under contract with another board of directors in Iowa covering the same period of time until such contract shall have been released or terminated.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent to create a contract for each building principal or associate building principal position.  The Board may issue temporary and nonrenewable contracts in accordance with law. 

The first three consecutive years of a contract issued to a newly employed building principal or associate building principal will be considered a probationary period.  The probationary period may be extended for an additional year upon the consent of the building principal or associate building principal.  In the event of termination of a probationary or nonprobationary contract, the Board will afford the building principal or associate building principal appropriate due process, as required by law.  The building principal or associate building principal and Board may mutually agree to terminate the building principal or associate building principal’s contract.   The Board reserves the right to dismiss a building principal or associate building principal during the contract term for just cause in accordance with law.

If a building principal or associate building principal wishes to resign from a contract, the principal must comply with applicable law and Board policies and regulations.

 

 

Date of Last Review:

September, 2017

 

Date of Last Revision:

September 18, 2017                

 

 

Legal References:

 

 Iowa Code Chapter 279;  281 I.A.C. 12.4               

 

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304.4 Building Principals – Salary and Benefits

Code No. 304.4

BUILDING PRINCIPALS - SALARY AND BENEFITS

The Board retains discretion to set the salaries of each building principal and associate building principal on an annual basis at the beginning of each contract year.  The salary of the initial year of a multi-year contract shall be specified in the contract.  The Board may agree not to lower the annual compensation in the subsequent year if so specified in the contract.

The building principals and associate building principal shall have such benefits as specified in Board policies for administrators and such additional benefits as may be specified in the contract of employment.

 

 

Date of Revision:

April 14, 2003

 

 

Legal References:

279.8, 279.12, 279.23, 280.14, Code of Iowa

 

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DECORAH COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

305 Supervisors

305.1 Supervisors – Positions, Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment

Code No. 305.1

SUPERVISORS--POSITIONS, QUALIFICATIONS,
RECRUITMENT, APPOINTMENT

The District shall appoint individuals to serve as:

            Director of Business Services
            Director of Human Resources
            Manager of Buildings and Grounds
            Manager of Food Services
            Manager of Transportation

The Board of Directors shall appoint such supervisors upon recommendation of the Superintendent.  In selecting a supervisor, the Superintendent and Board shall follow the District policies on equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. 

Each supervisor shall have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities and shall exhibit the knowledge and ability to accomplish the duties of the job description.  The Superintendent shall recommend a supervisor based upon such additional qualifications and qualities as may be determined from time to time by the Board and/or by the Superintendent as being necessary to accomplish the District's educational philosophy, goals and objectives.

 

 

Date of Revision:

   June 11, 2012

 

 

Legal References:

19B.11, 20.4(2), 279.23A, 280.14, Code of Iowa    

 

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DECORAH COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

 

305.2 Supervisors – Functions, Duties

Code No. 305.2

SUPERVISORS--FUNCTIONS, DUTIES

The supervisors, under the direction of the Superintendent and pursuant to policies of the Board of Directors, shall be responsible for the leadership, management and operation of the program or functions assigned and as more specifically set forth in written job descriptions.

It shall be the responsibility of the supervisors to uphold the policies of the Board, to provide a positive, cooperative environment with other personnel in the District, and to share his/her expertise under the administrative team and management team concept.

 

 

Date of Revision:

April 14, 2003

 

 

Legal References:

20.4(2), 279.23A, 280.14 Code of Iowa;

 

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DECORAH COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

 

305.3 Supervisors – Contracts, Term

Code No. 305.3

SUPERVISORS--CONTRACTS, TERM

Supervisors shall be employed for a term of one year.  The term and number of days of service shall be specified in the written employment contract.

The Board reserves the right not to renew a contract with a supervisor for any reason.  The Board also reserves the right to terminate employment of a supervisor during the one-year term of employment for any reason upon fourteen (14) calendar days' notice or immediately for cause.

If a supervisor wishes to resign from a contract, the supervisor must comply with Board policies on resignation.

 

Date of Revision:

April 14, 2003

 

 

Legal References:

20.4(2), 279.8, 280.14, Code of Iowa

 

543115

DECORAH COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

305.4 Supervisors – Salary and Benefits

Code No. 305.4

SUPERVISORS--SALARY AND BENEFITS

The Board retains discretion to set the salary of each supervisor on an annual basis, which amount shall then be specified in the employment contract.

The supervisors shall have such benefits as specified in Series 400 of Board policy and such additional benefits as may be specified in the contract of employment.

 

 

Date of Revision:

April 14, 2003                        

 

 

Legal References:

 

279.8, 280.14, Code of Iowa                                    

 

543116

DECORAH COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS