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Policies » Section C: General School Administration » CA: Administration Goals

Policy Date: 02/03/2009

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Proper administration of the schools is vital to a successful educational program. The general
purpose of the administration shall be to coordinate and supervise, under the policies of the
School Administrative Unit and each School Board, the creation and operation of an environment
in which students learn most effectively. Administrative duties and functions should be appraised
in terms of the contribution made to improving instruction and learning. The Board shall rely on
its chief executive officer, the Superintendent, to provide at the district level the professional
administrative leadership demanded by such a far-reaching goal. Vision, initiative,
resourcefulness, and wise leadership — as well as consideration and concern for staff members,
students, parents, and others — are essential for effective administration.

The Superintendent, each Principal, and all other administrators shall have the authority and
responsibility necessary for his/her specific administrative assignment. The Board shall be
responsible for specifying requirements and expectations of the Superintendent, then holding the
Superintendent accountable by evaluating how well those requirements and expectations have
been met. In turn, the Superintendent shall be responsible for clearly specifying requirements
and expectations for all other administrators, then for holding each accountable by evaluating
how well requirements and expectations have been met.

Major goals of administration shall be:
1. To manage the district’s various departments, units, and programs effectively.
2. To provide professional advice and counsel to the School Board and to advisory groups
established by Board action. Preferably, where feasible, this will be done through
reviewing alternatives, analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of each, and
recommending a selection from among the alternatives.
3. To implement the management function so as to assure the best and most effective
learning programs, through achieving such sub-goals as (a) providing leadership in
keeping abreast of current educational developments; (b) arranging for the staff
development necessary to the establishment and operation of learning programs that
better meet more learner needs; (c) coordinating cooperative efforts at improvement of
learning programs, facilities, equipment, and materials; and (d) providing access to the
decision-making process for improvement ideas of staff, students, parents, and others,
and (e) implementing procedures to ensure that the differing needs and talents of the
learner are fully considered when planning educational programs

Legal References: NH Code of Administrative Rules Sections Ed. 302; 303; 304; and 306.10(a)(6)

Adopted: December 21, 1999
Revised: February 3, 2009