3240 - Line and Staff Relations

 

Adoption Date: 1/13/2000, Revised: 7/14/2011 
3000 - Administration

3240 Line and Staff Relations

The following principles shall govern the administrative operation of the School System:

1.    The Board shall formulate and legislate educational policy.

2. Responsibility shall flow from the Board of Education, to the Superintendent of Schools, to Building Principals, to teachers.

3. The Superintendent shall have specific responsibility for overseeing the District educational programs. All employees of the District shall be under the general direction of the Superintendent. Administrative regulations shall be developed by the Superintendent in cooperation with affected or interested staff members or lay persons.

4. The central office staff shall provide overall leadership and assistance in planning and research.

5. Each member of the instructional and non-instructional staff shall be informed as to whom he/she is responsible and for what functions. Teachers shall be immediately responsible to the Principal of the building in which they work. Other employees shall be immediately responsible to the administrative personnel under whom they work directly.

6. Whenever possible, each member of the staff shall be made responsible to only one immediate supervisor for any one function.

7. Each staff member shall be informed as to whom he/she can appeal in case of disagreement with an immediate superior.

8. Each staff member shall be informed as to whom he/she should report to for help in carrying out his/her functions.

Line of Responsibility

Each employee in the School System shall be responsible to the Board through the Superintendent.

All personnel shall refer matters requiring administrative action to the administrative officer immediately in charge of the area in which the problem arises.

Administrative officers shall refer such matters to the next higher authority when deemed necessary.

All employees shall have the right to appeal any decision made by an administrative officer to the next higher authority and through appropriate successive steps to the Board.