CA – Administration Goals

Proper administration of the schools is vital to a successful educational program. The general purpose of the Administration shall be to coordinate and supervise, under the policies of the School Administration Unit Board, the operation of the school district. Administrative duties and functions should be appraised in terms of the contribution made to improving instruction and learning. The School Board shall rely on its chief executive officer, the Superintendent, to provide professional administrative leadership. Vision, initiative, resourcefulness, and wise leadership – as well as consideration and concern for staff members, students, parents, and others – are essential for effective administration.

The Superintendent, each principal, and all other administrators shall have the authority and responsibility necessary for his/her specific administrative assignment. Each shall likewise be accountable for the effectiveness with which the administrative assignment is carried out. The Board shall be responsible for specifying expectations of the Superintendent, and for holding the Superintendent accountable for meeting those expectations. In turn, the Superintendent shall be responsible for clearly specifying expectations for all other administrators, and holding each accountable through performance evaluations.

Major goals of administration shall be:

1. To manage the District’s various departments, units, and programs effectively.

2. To provide professional advice and counsel to Board and to advisory groups established by Board action. Where feasible, this will be done through reviewing alternatives, analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of each, and recommending appropriate action from among the alternatives.

3. To implement the management function to assure the best and most effective learning programs, through achieving such subgoals as (a) providing leadership in keeping abreast of current educational developments; (b) arranging for the professional development necessary for the implementation of curriculum, programs, instruction, and assessment that meet learner needs; (c) coordinating cooperative efforts at improvement of learning programs, facilities, equipment, and materials; (d) providing public access to the decision-making process for educational improvement; and (e) implementing procedures to ensure that the differing needs and talents of students are fully considered when planning educational programs.

Legal References:

N.H. Code of Administrative Rules –
Section Ed. 302, Duties of School Superintendents
Section Ed. 303, Duties of School Boards
Section Ed. 304, Duties of School Principal

Category R

1st Reading: February 19, 2008
2nd Reading: April 15, 2009
Adopted: April 15, 2008
Amended: August 14, 2012