300 - Administration

The policies in category 300 pertain to the roles and functions of the administration of the school district.

301 - School District Administration

POLICY #301

SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION



I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to clarify the role of the school district administration and its relationship with the school board.

301.2 Position Descriptions

 

                                                                                                                                       POLICY #301.2

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

I.             PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Cambridge-Isanti Schools’ positions are described through current job descriptions. The job descriptions will include all positions except substitute and part-time or seasonal personnel. The position description system is designed to help ensure that Cambridge-Isanti Schools is efficient and effective in meeting the needs of its students.

II.GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A. The superintendent or his/her designee shall develop and implement a system of job descriptions for all regular employees of Cambridge-Isanti Schools.

B. Job descriptions will include a consistent format. Major areas in job descriptions will include:

1. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

2. Work Requirements and Characteristics

3 .Authority/Decisions/Accountability

4. Job outcomes

5. Working conditions

6. Qualifications

C. Job descriptions will be developed for new job classifications, and updated on a regular basis

D. Job descriptions will be approved by the supervising administrator and the Director of Administrative Services and Human Resources.

E .Job descriptions will be utilized for purposes such as job postings, hiring decisions, pay equity, and staff pattern analysis.

F. Job descriptions will be retained on file by the Human Resources Department.

Source:                               Cambridge-Isanti Schools

Cross References:           

Reviewed:                          7-18-02, 01-19-17 

Approved:                          8-22-02, 02-23-17

302 - Superintendent

POLICY #302

SUPERINTENDENT



I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to recognize the importance of the role of the superintendent and the overall responsibility of that position within the school district.

303 - Superintendent Selection

POLICY #303

SUPERINTENDENT SELECTION

          I.         PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to convey to the school community that the authority to select and employ a superintendent is vested in the school board.

II.        GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

The school board shall employ a superintendent to serve as the chief executive officer of the school board and to conduct the daily operations of the school district.

III.      QUALIFICATIONS

A.        The school board shall consider applicants who meet or exceed the licensing standards set by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators and qualifications established in the job description for the superintendent position.  State and federal equal employment and nondiscrimination requirements shall be observed throughout the recruitment and selection process.

B.        The school board will consider professional preparation, experience, skill and demonstrated competence of qualified applicants in making a final decision.

IV.      SELECTION

A.        A process for recruitment, screening, and interviewing of candidates shall be developed by the school board.

B.        The school board may contract for assistance in the search for a superintendent.

C.        The school board shall provide the contract for the superintendent and specifically identify all conditions of employment mutually agreed upon with the superintendent.  In so doing, the school board shall observe all requirements of state and federal law and school board policy.

Source:                       Cambridge-Isanti Schools

Legal References:       Minn. Stat. § 123B.143 (Superintendent)

                                             Minn. Rules, Chapter 3512 

         Cross References:     

         Reviewed:                   01-24-02, 04-22-04, 01-19-17

         Approved:                   02-21-02, 04-22-04, 02-23-17

304 - Superintendent Contract, Duties, and Evaluation

POLICY #304

SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT, DUTIES, AND EVALUATION

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide for the use of an employment contract with the superintendent, a position description and the use of an approved instrument to evaluate performance.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A.The superintendent’s contract shall be used to formalize the employment relationship and to specifically identify and clarify all conditions of employment with the superintendent.

B.The specific duties for which the superintendent is accountable shall be set forth in a position description for the superintendent and shall be measured by a performance appraisal instrument approved by the school board in consultation with the superintendent.  The school board shall use this instrument to periodically evaluate the performance of the superintendent.

C.The school board may use the model contract approved by the boards of the Minnesota School Boards Association and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators as a model instrument.

Source:                             Cambridge-Isanti Schools

Legal References:   Minn. Stat. § 123B.143 (Superintendent)

Cross References:

Reviewed:                         1-24-02, 2-19-04, 01-19-17

Approved:                         2-21-02, 2-19-04, 02-23-17

 

305 - Policy Implementation

POLICY #305

POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to clarify the responsibility of the school administration for implementation of school board policy.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to implement school board policy and to recommend additions or modifications thereto. The administration is authorized to develop guidelines and directives to effectuate the implementation of school board policies. These guidelines and directives shall be consistent with said policies. At least annually, these written procedures shall be presented to the school board for review.

B. Employee and student handbooks shall be subject to annual review and approval by the school board.

C. School principals and other administrators who have handbook responsibilities shall present recommended changes necessary to reflect new or modified policies. Changes of substance within handbooks shall be reviewed by the superintendent to assure compliance with school board policy and shall be approved by the school board.

Source: Cambridge-Isanti Schools

Legal References:

  • Minn. Stat. § 123B.143 (Superintendent)

Cross References:

  • Policy 208 (Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies)

Reviewed: 1-24-02, 08-18-16

Approved: 2-21-02, 09-22-16

306 - Administrator Code of Ethics

POLICY #306

ADMINISTRATOR CODE OF ETHICS

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to establish the requirements of the school board that school administrators adhere to the standards of ethics and professional conduct in this policy and Minnesota law.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A. An educational administrator’s professional behavior must conform to an ethical code. The code must be idealistic and at the same time practical, so that it can apply reasonably to all educational administrators. The administrator acknowledges that the schools belong to the public they serve for the purpose of providing educational opportunities to all. However, the administrator assumes responsibility for providing professional leadership in the school and community. This responsibility requires the administrator to maintain standards of exemplary professional conduct. It must be recognized that the administrator’s actions will be viewed and appraised by the community, professional associates, and students. To these ends, the administrator must subscribe to the following standards.

B. The Educational Administrator:

1. Makes the well-being of students the fundamental value of all decision-making and actions.

2. Fulfills professional responsibilities with honesty and integrity.

3. Supports the principle of due process and protects the civil and human rights of all individuals.

4. Obeys local, state, and national laws and does not knowingly join or support organizations that advocate, directly or indirectly, the overthrow of the government.

5. Implements the school board’s policies.

6. Pursues appropriate measures to correct those laws, policies, and regulations that are not consistent with sound educational goals.

7. Avoids using positions for personal gain through political, social, religious, economic, or other influence.

8. Accepts academic degrees or professional certification only from duly accredited institutions.

9. Maintains the standards and seeks to improve the effectiveness of the profession through research and continuing professional development.

10. Honors all contracts until fulfillment, release, or dissolution is mutually agreed upon by all parties to the contract.

11. Adheres to the Code of Ethics for School Administrators in Minnesota Rule.

Source: Cambridge-Isanti Schools

Legal References:

  • Minn. Stat. § 122A.14, Subd. 4 (Code of Ethics)
  • Minn. Rules Part 3512.5200 (Code of Ethics for School Administrators)

Reviewed: 1-24-02, 8-21-03, 2-19-04, 08-18-16

Approved: 2-21-02, 9-18-03, 2-19-04, 09-22-16