High School Assistant Principal

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Title: High School Assistant Principal-Newton High School 2019-20


  1. Licensed in the State of Kansas.
  2. Minimum of master’s degree in educational leadership.
  3. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board of education finds appropriate and acceptable.

Reports to: Principal

Supervises: Such staff members as the principal designates.

Job Summary: To assist the principal in providing school wide leadership and learn the role of the principal.

Terms of Employment: Salary and length of contract to be established by the board of education.

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.

Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Assists the principal in the overall administration of the school.
  2. Serves as principal in the absence of the regular principal.
  3. Supervises/evaluates classified and licensed staff annually as assigned by the principal.
  4. Works with approximately 350 students (and their parents) for disciplinary, attendance, and other issues as needed.
  5. Assists in maintaining a safe school environment including but not limited to conducting safety inspections, safety drill practice activities and (proactive) supervision.
  6. Assists the principal in the coordination of school-wide efforts in compliance with Kansas Assessments, KESA, and federal ESSA mandates.
  7. Assists the principal with organizing and supervising various student activity programs both during school and at extracurricular activities.
  8. Assists principal as needed in working with staff in all curricular areas and departments as assigned.
  9. Assists principal as needed with supervision and/or purchases of supplies, textbooks, equipment, inventories, maintaining records, and other school business.
  10. Assumes responsibility for coordinating support services, enrollment activities, transition activities, graduation logistics and senior events, parent teacher conferences, open house, school newsletter, orientation, and other student/parent activities as assigned.
  11. Supervises the reporting and monitoring of student attendance and works with the attendance clerk, community corrections, and the Harvey County Attorney’s office.
  12. Assists with student management issues and in maintaining discipline throughout the student body, dealing with special cases as necessary.
  13. Serves with parent, faculty, and student groups as requested in advancing educational and related activities and objectives.
  14. Strives to stay current and maintain working knowledge regarding special education law, school law, KSHSAA activity guidelines, all curricular areas, and career and technical education.
  15. Represents NHS and USD 373 to students, parents, patrons, and visitors in a variety of venues, activities, and events.
  16. Performs such record-keeping functions as the principal directs.
  17. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as the principal may from time to time assign.

Essential Functions of the job:

  • Assists in establishing and maintaining an effective learning climate in the school.
  • Enforces district policies and administrative regulations.
  • Maintains active relationships with students and parents.
  • Maintains high standards of student conduct and enforces discipline as necessary.
  • Assists in conducting meetings of staff as necessary.
  • Supervises the student activity program.
  • Assists in scheduling classes within established guidelines to meet student needs.
  • Makes recommendations concerning the school’s budgetary requests and monitors expenditure of funds.
  • Is able to work with students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, media and community members in a variety of situations.
  • Is knowledgeable of a wide range of curricular and extracurricular areas.
  • Is knowledgeable of school law.
  • Is able to transition quickly in working with a variety of people and situations.

Newton USD 373

Newton USD 373

Job Start Date: July-1-2019
Applications Due By: January-6-2019

Job Contact Information

Lisa Moore - lisa.moore@usd373.org - 316-284-6280

Employer Information

Newton USD 373 www.usd373.org


The Newton Public Schools offer a wide array of programs in a hometown environment that is often not found in large metropolitan areas. USD 373 serves approximately 3,769 students including Newton, North Newton, Walton and surrounding rural areas. The teacher/pupil ratio is 1/10. Salary for first year teachers is $37,000. The mission of USD 373 is to prepare its students to be capable, contributing participants in a changing world. In addition to regular classes, Newton students have access to vocational and technical programs that are ranked among the top in the state. Schools in the district include:

1 - Early Childhood

5 - Elementary

1- 5th/6th Center

1 - Middle School

1 - High School

Professional development for teachers and staff is a high priority for the district with 100% of teachers designated "highly qualified" as defined by the Kansas Department of Education.

Employer Address: 308 E 1st Street Newton, Kansas

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