Yosemite Unified School District -Superintendent (Madera County)
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YOSEMITE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, directs and leads all educational and support operations of the school district. Serves as a member of the governance team and as community liaison.
To provide a vision and leadership in developing and implementing the best possible educational programs and services.
Attends and participates in all meetings of the Board and its committees.
Serves as ex officio member of committees.
Administers as chief executive officer, the development and implementation of a positive educational program designed to meet the needs of every student and the community, and to carry out the policies of the Board.
Advises the Board on the need for new or revised policies and sees that all policies of the Board are implemented.
Prepares and submits recommendations to the Board relative to all matters requiring Board action, placing before the Board such necessary and helpful facts, information, and reports as necessary to ensure the making of informed decisions.
Acts on own discretion if emergency action is necessary in any matter not covered by Board policy, reports such action to the Board as soon as practicable, and recommends policy in order to provide future guidance.
Informs and advises the Board about the programs, practices, and issues of the schools and keeps the Board informed of the activities operating under the Board’s authority.
Directs the implementation of all laws, regulations, and Board policies.
Makes all administrative decisions within the school necessary to the proper function of the school district.
Makes such rules and gives such instructions to school employees and students as may be necessary to implement Board policy.
Delegates at own discretion to other employees of the Board the exercise of any powers or the discharge of any duties with the knowledge that the delegation of power or duty does not relieve the superintendent of final responsibility for the action taken under such delegation.
Formulates school objectives, policies, plans, and program; prepares (or causes to be prepared) and presents facts and explanations necessary to assist the Board in its duty of legislation for the schools.
Conducts a periodic audit of the total school program, and advises the Board on recommendations for the educational advancement of the schools.
Recommends to the Board for its adoption all courses of study, curriculum guides, and major changes in texts and time schedules to be used in the schools.
Oversees the timely revisions of all curriculum guides and courses of study.
Prescribes rules for the classification and advancement of students, and for the transfer of students from one site to another when in accordance with published policies.
Communicates directly or through delegation all actions of the Board relating to personnel matters to all employees, and receives from employees communications to be made to the Board.
Directs staff negotiations with certificated, classified personnel and unrepresented employees.
Employs such personnel as may be necessary, within the limits of budgetary provisions and subject to the Board’s approval.
Assigns and transfers employees as the interest of the district may dictate and reports such action to the Board for information and recommendation.
Holds such meetings of teachers and other employees as necessary for the discussion of matters concerning the improvement and welfare of the schools.
Supervises the methods of teaching, supervision, and administration within all schools.
Approves vacation schedules for salaried district employees under direct supervision.
Suspends any employee for just cause and reports such suspension to the Board.
Recommends to the Board for final action the promotion, salary changes, demotion, or dismissal of any employee.
Reports to the Board the case of any employee whose service is unsatisfactory and recommends appropriate action.
Submits to the Board a clear and detailed explanation of any proposed procedure that would involve either departure from established policy or the expenditure of substantial sums of money.
Directs the preparation of the annual budget for adoption by the Board and administers the budget as enacted by the Board, acting at all times in accordance with the adopted budget.
Establishes and maintains efficient procedures and effective controls for all expenditures of school funds in accordance with the adopted budget.
Provides suitable instructions and regulations to govern the use and care of school properties.
Recommends to the Board sales of all property no longer required by the Board and supervises the proper execution of such sales.
Oversees the processing and submission of required reports.
Files, or causes to be filed, all reports required by the state and the school code.
Recommends the establishment or alteration of attendance boundaries for all schools in the interest of good administration of the instructional program and approves the special transfer of students from one neighboring district to another only when, in the superintendent’s opinion, conditions in each case warrant such action.
Makes recommendation to the Board concerning the transportation of pupils in accordance with the law and the requirements of safety.
Makes recommendations with reference to the location and size of new school sites and additions to existing sites; the location and size of new buildings on school sites; the plans for new school buildings; all appropriations for sites and buildings; and improvements, alterations, and changes in the buildings and equipment of the district.
Represents the district in its dealings with other school systems, institutions, agencies, and community organizations.
Stays appraised of modern educational thought and practices by advanced study, visiting school systems elsewhere, attending educational conferences, and other appropriate means, while keeping the Board informed of trends in education.
Represents the Board as liaison between the school district and the community.
Establishes and maintains a program of public relations to keep the public well-informed of the activities and needs of the school district, and affecting a wholesome and cooperative working relationship between the schools and the community.
Keeps the public informed about modern educational practices, educational trends, and the policies, practices, and issues in the district’s schools.
Confers periodically with professional and lay groups concerning the school program and transmits to the Board suggestions gained from such conferences.
Performs such other tasks as assigned by the Board.
Incorporated within one or more of the previously mentioned essential functions of this job description are the following essential physical requirements. Place the applicable number from the chart below that best indicates what percentage of time is spent on each of the following essential physical requirements. The categories refer to the overall requirements on an annual basis.
Seldom = Less than 25 percent 3. Often = 51-75 percent
Occasional = 25-50 percent 4. Very Frequent = 76 percent and above
3 a. Ability to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.
2 b. Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
4 c. Ability to see for the purpose of reading laws and codes, rules and policies and other printed matter.
4 d. Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels.
4 e. Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation.
2 f. Ability to bend and twist, stoop and kneel, crawl, push, and pull.
2 g. Ability to lift 30 lbs.
2 h. Ability to carry 30 lbs.
2 i. Ability to reach in all directions.
1 j. Ability to work at heights.
1 k. Ability to ascend and descend ladder.
3 l. Ability to work in the elements (extreme temperatures).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Ability to: Ability to work with people, skills in management and organizations, and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Experience: Experience as a school and/or district administrator in a unified or high school district.
Other leadership/ non-school administration experience considered in lieu.
Education: Master’s Degree or Experience Equivalent
Credentials: Valid California Administrative Credential, teaching credential, and California Driver’s License., or SBE waiver approvable.