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3:60 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 Building Principals’ primary responsibility is the improvement of instruction.  Building Principals 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.:  105 ILCS 5/2-3.53a, 5/10-20.14, 5/10-21.4a, 10-23.8a, 10-23.8b, and 5/24A-15.
10 ILCS 5/4-6.2, Election Code
105 ILCS 127/, School Reporting of Drug Violations Act.
23 Ill.Admin.Code Parts 35and 50, Subpart D.

CROSS REF.:  3:50 (Administrative Personnel Other than the Superintendent), 4:165 (Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Grooming Behaviors), 4:175 (Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications), 5.:90 (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting), 5:120 (Employee Ethics; and Conflict of Interest), 5:150 (Personnel Records), 5:210 (Resignations), 5:250 (Leave of  Absence), 5:290 (Employment Termination and Suspensions)

ADOPTED:  October 22, 2007

REVISED:  June 28, 2011
December 19, 2011    
January 27, 2014
September 28, 2015
April 25, 2022