Job Description-Elementary Principal
Title: Elementary Principal
Reports to: Superintendent
Supervises: All building certified teaching staff and staff as assigned
Purpose and Objectives of the Position: To use leadership, supervisory and administrative skills to promote the educational development of the individual student and, through that development, student achievement that ensures school accreditation. The degree of freedom to act is significant, as many decisions will be made using administrative discretion with district policy serving only as a guide, not a blueprint for action.
Essential Job Functions:
I. The principal oversees safe and orderly schools.
¨ Implements effective procedures for ensuring a safe and orderly learning environment.
¨ Takes appropriate action when students exhibit emotionally/physically distressed behaviors.
¨ Complies with, or monitors compliance with, all state and federal laws.
¨ Implements board policies, rules and regulations.
II. The principal ensures student achievement for all student groups.
¨ Collects and reports data on academic achievement by all student groups.
¨ Monitors assessment of all students in basic skills areas.
¨ Evaluates effectiveness of teaching activities and approaches, and
provides assistance when necessary.
III. The principal builds positive school/community relations.
¨ Supports the school and district mission.
¨ Promotes positive relationships between all persons in the school community.
¨ Facilitates effective site councils.
IV. The principal leads the school in developing constructive student/adult
¨ Helps students develop responsibility for their conduct.
¨ Cultivates staff behaviors that promote respect of authority, tolerance of diversity, and appreciation of each student’s potential.
V. The principal oversees effective and efficient staff performance.
¨ Works with staff to develop and recommend standards for student learning.
¨ Plans inservice activities based on student and staff needs and ensures they are effectively implemented.
¨ Recruits, supervises and evaluates instructional staff in accordance with policy and law.
¨ Interacts effectively with building/district personnel.
VI. The principal practices responsible fiscal, facility, and resource management.
¨ Organizes effective budget planning procedures.
¨ Ensures building expenditures do not exceed the limits set forth by the board-approved budget.
¨ Maintains building records and property.
¨ Oversees building funds.
VII. The principal models positive professional attributes.
¨ Engages professional growth activities as directed.
¨ Uses written and spoken language well.
¨ Makes all necessary administrative decisions in a timely fashion.
¨ Delegates supervision when appropriate.
¨ Maintains office hours as determined by the superintendent.
¨ Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and in accordance with the provisions of the USD 405 Board of Education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
¨ A valid building-level license issued by the Kansas State Board of Education.
¨ Ability to work cooperatively and constructively with others, including the ability to communicate effectively with broad and diverse audiences.
¨ Ability to handle a fast-paced, intense work environment.
¨ Ability to manage job responsibilities and meet the established building outcomes.
¨ Ability/willingness to work a daily schedule that could demand an extended workday.
Terms of Employment: 12 month contract, salary to be established by the board.
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the USD 405 Board of Education’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel and this job description.
Approved: _______________________________________ Date: ____________
Board of Education President
Reviewed and agreed to by: ________________________ Date: _____________
BOE Approved: 11/12/01
Lyons USD 405
Unified School District #405 is located in Lyons, the county seat of Rice County. The district is comprised of four attendance centers with a total student enrollment of approximately 800 students. The district employs 107 certified staff and approximately 158 classified staff.