ADMINISTRATION SECTION

3.10 PRINCIPALS

Policy:

Principals will be appointed by the School Board upon recommendation of the Superintendent. As the chief executive of the school, the principal will be directly responsible to the Superintendent for all matters relating to the operation of their schools. The principal, under the direction of the Superintendent, or his/her designee, is charged with the administration, supervision, and operation of the individual school program. It is the principal's responsibility to see that the school functions within the framework of the policies of the School Board and the State Board of Education and the regulations of the Superintendent. The principal is expected to provide leadership to the staff. The principal may submit recommendations to the Superintendent for the appointment, assignment, promotion, transfer and dismissal of all personnel assigned to the principal's supervision. Principals, having received training, will evaluate and document employee performance, including, but not limited to employee skills and knowledge, and student academic progress prior to submitting personnel recommendations. The principal has responsibility for enforcing the student code of conduct, setting and disseminating specific school rules in school handbooks; for student discipline; for classroom placement of students; for determining extracurricular activities available for students; for reviewing awards programs and competitions made available to students; and for other student-oriented matters. The principal prepares budget requests indicating needs for the school. The principal controls and expends funds allocated to the school by the School Board, and receives and accounts for internal school account funds and funds given to the schools. The principal assists in interpreting the educational program and school procedures in the community. The principal shall respond to concerns expressed by parents and involve the community in planning and problem solving for the school where appropriate. The principal will

Adopted: 9/17/74 Revised: 8/23/05 ___________________________________________________ Falls Church City Public Schools
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ADMINISTRATION SECTION
3.10

Policy:

work with school-affiliated organizations and advisory committees. The principal will perform such other duties as are assigned by the Superintendent or designee, or pursuant to the policies and regulations of the School Board. The principal must have successfully served as a teacher for three year; have demonstrated administrative ability; and satisfied the educational and licensing requirements for the position. When the principal and/or assistant principal are not present, a staff member will be designated to exercise the principal’s or assistant principal’s authority for handling student suspension and emergency contact and coordination. Generally, the other responsibilities referenced in this policy are to be exercised only by the principal or assistant principal.

Legal References: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, Sections 22.178, 22.1-293; 22.1-298; State Board of Education regulations regarding licensure of school personnel, 8 VAC 20-21-10 through 730

Adopted: 9/17/74 Revised: 8/23/05 ___________________________________________________ Falls Church City Public Schools
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