3:80 - Responsibility of Building and Assistant Principals

Policy 3:80

General School Administration

Responsibility of the Building Principal and Assistant Principal

The School Board, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, employs Building Principals as the chief administrators and instructional leaders of their assigned schools, and may employ Assistant Principals. Each Building Principal and Assistant Principal shall perform all duties as described in State law as well as such other duties as specified in his or her employment agreement job description, or as the Superintendent may assign.

The Board and each Building Principal and Assistant Principal shall enter into an employment agreement that conforms to Board policy and State law. The terms of an individual employment contract, when in conflict with this policy, will control.

All administrative personnel shall be appropriately licensed and shall meet all applicable requirements contained in State law and Illinois State Board of Education rule. Each Building Principal and Assistant Principal shall complete State law requirements to be a prequalified evaluator before conducting an evaluation of a teacher or assistant principal.
The Superintendent or designee shall implement an evaluation plan for Principals and Assistant Principals that complies with Section 24A-15 of the School Code and relevant Illinois

State Board of Education rules. Using that plan, the Superintendent or designee shall evaluate each Building Principal and Assistant Principal.

Adopted: December 13, 2004
Revised: January 27, 2014

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