PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES Policy Code: 7428
The board recognizes that an effective staff is critical to the smooth operations of the school district and to creating a learning environment in which students can succeed. The board further believes that students will not excel in performance unless those who most directly affect students, including school administrators, teachers and other licensed professionals, excel in their performance.
QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES
The principal of a school will hold or be qualified to hold a valid North Carolina principal’s certificate, and will meet all other qualifications required by State law and the state board of election. The board will employ only those candidates who hold at least a master’s degree and have appropriate experience in educational administration. The principal should have the skills necessary to organize and supervise the required functions of a school including the broad areas of curriculum and instruction, business management, personnel supervision and evaluation, human relations and public relations.
The principal is the instructional leader of the school and will administer and supervise the school in accordance with board policies and administrative regulations. The principal is directly responsible to the superintendent. All personnel assigned to the building will be directly responsible to the principal.
In addition to the duties imposed upon the principal by State law, state board of education rules and regulations and applicable board policies, the duties of the principal include the following:
- delivering an effective and comprehensive instructional program for school;
- managing financial resources effectively;
- supervising and evaluation personnel;
- maintaining good relations with parents and the community;
- assuring ongoing opportunities training and staff development for school personnel;
- maintaining knowledge of current education trends and issues;
- supervising all activities in the school facilities and on school grounds when used by school or community groups;
- submitting all required reports on time; and
- performing other duties as delegated by the superintendent.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-284 et seq.
Adopted: October 23, 1995
Revised: July 9, 2007