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3.60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal

General School Administration


Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal


Duties and Authority
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. The primary responsibility of a Building Principal is the improvement of instruction. Each Building Principal shall perform all duties as described in State law as well as such other duties as specified in his or her employment agreement or as the Superintendent may assign, that are consistent with the Building Principal’s education and training. 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.


Evaluation Plan
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. The Superintendent or designee may conduct additional evaluations.


Qualifications and Other Terms and Conditions of Employment
Qualifications and other terms and conditions of employment are found in Board policy 3:50, Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent.


LEGAL REF.: 10 ILCS 5/4-6.2.
105 ILCS 5/2-3.53a, 5/10-20.14, 5/10-21.4a, 5/10-23.8a, 5/10-23.8b, and 5/24A-15.
105 ILCS 127/.
23 Ill.Admin.Code Parts 35 and 50, Subpart D.
CROSS REF.: 3:50 (Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent), 5:250 (Leaves of Absence)
ADOPTED: May 14, 1998
REVISED: June 10, 2005 July 20, 2005 December 20, 2006 April 20, 2011 December 21, 2011 January 15, 2014 July 15, 2015 September 25, 2019

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