Organizational Units and Structural Relationships

The superintendent of schools is the chief executive officer for all functions under the control of the Board of Education. He or she is directly responsible to the board for the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs inherent in the operation of the school system. The superintendent will be appointed by the board for a term of one to four years.

As the chief administrative officer, he or she will select, with the approval of the board, support administrators who will assist in the administration and management of the school district's fiscal, educational, and human resources in providing a cost-effective, quality, integrated program for the diverse educational needs of all students. The superintendent may appoint, subject to approval of the board as to number of salaries, as many employees as are necessary for the proper performance of his or her duties. However, the delegation of power or duty to support administrators shall not relieve the superintendent of responsibility for action taken under such delegation.

The superintendent of schools will review, revise, and/or remediate administrative decisions or actions which restrict or impede the delivery of services to students.

The superintendent shall provide competent educational and financial leadership for the school system and maintain a positive relationship with citizens, students, staff members, the press, and other educational and governmental agencies.


Legal: Section 168.211 RSMo.

Policy adopted: June 26, 1990

Revised: February 9, 1999

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