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700: Superintendent of Schools

1.0 POLICY

The Superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Trustees and Chief Education Officer of the Division and is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the conduct and operations of the Division. All authority delegated to the staff of the Division is delegated through the Superintendent.

The Superintendent plays a critical collaborative role in supporting the leadership of the Board by advising, informing, and supporting the Board by recommending actions to address current and emerging issues in alignment with the mission, vision and value statement of the Division.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

1.0 Student Welfare

1.1 Ensures each student is provided with a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.

1.2 Ensures the accommodation, safety and welfare of students while participating in school programs or while being transported to and from school programs on transportation provided by the Division.

1.3 Ensures the learning environment accommodates all Division Students.        

2.0 Educational Leadership

2.1 Provides leadership in all matters related to education in the Division.

2.2 Implements education policies established by the Minister and the Board.

2.3 Provides leadership to foster conditions necessary for student learning and success.

2.4 Ensures leadership is a shared responsibility of everyone within the organization and builds leadership capacity.

3.0 Fiscal Responsibility

3.1 Ensures the fiscal management of the Division by the Associate Superintendent, Corporate Services, is in accordance with the terms and conditions of any funding received by the Board under the Education Act or any other application Act or Regulation.

3.2 Ensures the Division operates in a fiscally responsible manner, including adherence to recognized accounting procedures.

3.3 Directs the development of and monitors the budget for the Division.

4.0 Personnel Management

4.1 Has overall authority and responsibility for all personnel related matters, except the development of mandates for collective bargaining and those personnel matters precluded by legislation, collective agreement or Board policy.

4.2 Ensures the coordination and integration of human resources within the Division.

5.0 Policy/Administrative Procedure

5.1 Provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Board policies.

5.2 Develops and keeps up-to-date Administrative Procedures consistent with Board policy and provincial policies, regulations and procedures.

6.0 Superintendent/Board Relations

6.1 Establishes and maintains positive, professional working relations with the Board.

6.2 Respects and honors the Board’s role and responsibilities and facilitates the implementation of that role as defined by Board policy.

6.3 Provides the information which the Board requires to perform its role.

7.0 Strategic Planning and Reporting

7.1 Ensures the strategic planning process is developed for:

7.1.1 The Education Plan;

7.1.2 Division goals;

7.1.3 Budget;

7.1.4 Facility plans;

7.1.5 Technology plans;

7.1.6 Transportation plans.

7.2 Implements plans as approved by the Board.

7.3 Involves the Board in the establishment of strategic priorities and key results early in the process, with final Board approval.

8.0 Communications and Community Relations

8.1 Takes actions to ensure open, transparent, positive internal and external communications are developed and maintained.

8.2 Keeps the Board updated through the provision of monitoring reports.

8.3 Ensures parents have a high level of satisfaction with the services provided and the responsiveness of the Division.

8.4 Participates actively in school-based activities in to enhance and support the Division’s core beliefs and principles.

8.5 Acts as, or designates, the head of the organization for the purposes of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy.

9.0 Leadership Practices

9.1 Practices leadership with integrity while carrying out the directives of the Board and the Minister.

9.2 Develops and maintains positive and effective relationships with provincial and regional government departments and external agencies.

9.3 Builds a positive and innovative culture based on trust, honesty and respect.

References:

Education Act: Section 52, 222, 223, 224
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

History

2019 Apr 24 Initial Approval
2021 Oct 27 Reviewed
2022 Mar 23 Amended