Board Policy 2140

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. 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. 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 develop and maintain 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.
    The School Board and each Building 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 the evaluation plan or this policy, will control.
    Qualifications and Other Terms and Conditions of Employment
    Qualifications and other terms and conditions of employment are found in Board policy 2150, Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent.