3.60 - Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal

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.

The Board and each Building Principal and Assistant Principal shall enter into an employment agreement that conforms to Board policy and State law.  The terms of an individual employment contract, when in conflict with this policy, will control.

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. 

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.


LEGAL REF.:  10 ILCS 5/4-6.2.  105 ILCS 5/2-3.53a, 5/10-20.14, 5/10-21.4a, 10-23.8a, 10-23.8b, and 5/24A-15; 105 ILCS 127/. 23 Ill.Admin.Code Parts 35 and 50, Subpart D

CROSS REF.:            3:50, 5:250

ADOPTED:     October 4, 1999
REVISED:       December 22, 2005; April 26, 2007; September 25, 2014


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