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Policy Categories Archives: Section C: General School Administration

Section C contains policies on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration, including the administrative aspect of special programs and system-wide reforms such as school or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the Superintendent and school administrators.

Individual School Administrative Personnel

CSD File: CFA
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL
PRINCIPALS

Appointment
The Principal shall be elected by the School Board following nomination by the Superintendent. A
process for candidacy will be developed by the School Board and Superintendent. Candidates for
position of Principal will file a formal, written application with the Superintendent of Schools. All
applications will be screened by the Superintendent and a number will be selected for an
interview by the Superintendent and the School Board, or a screening committee appointed by
the Board.

Functions
The Principal of the Candia Moore School shall act as the chief administrative officer for the
school building and grounds. He/She shall be responsible for, and shall have authority over the
actions of students, professional and non-professional employees, visitors, volunteers, and
persons hired to perform special tasks. He/She shall perform the powers and duties the Principal
prescribed by the New Hampshire State Board of Education regulations.

The Principal shall keep the Superintendent informed of activities in his/her building by whatever
means the Superintendent deems appropriate.

The Board encourages the Principal to keep them and the public advised of academic events and
activites of special interest.

The Principal shall attend School Board meetings if requested by the Superintendent or the
School Board.

Statutory Reference:
RSA186:8 Statutory Authority

Adopted: December 2, 1999
Reviewed: January 6, 2022

Line And Staff Relations

CSD File: CCB
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
LINE AND STAFF RELATIONS

General Operations
The following principles shall govern the administrative operation of the school system:
1. The school shall be encouraged to develop its educational program most appropriate for the
students attending the Henry Moore School, consistent with School Board policy, state law, and
State Board regulations.
2. The Superintendent shall have specific responsibility for overseeing the pattern and sequence of
educational experiences provided for its school age children.
3. Responsibility shall flow simply and clearly from the support staff and teachers to the appropriate
building administrator.
4. Each member of the staff shall be informed as to whom she/he is responsible and for what
functions.
5. Whenever feasible, each member of the staff shall be made responsible to only one immediate
superior for any one function.
6. Each staff member shall be informed as to whom she/he can go for help in working out his/her
own functions in the school program.

Line of Responsibility
Each employee in the district, except the clerk, treasurer, auditor and counsel, shall be responsible to
the Board through the Superintendent and school Principal.

All personnel shall refer matters requiring administrative action to the administrator immediately in
charge of the area in which the problem arises.

Administrators shall refer such matters to the next higher authority when necessary.

The Superintendent in administering this policy shall be guided by the knowledge that the Board
values the freest possible interchange of ideas outside the established framework of direct
responsibility as preeminently desirable in the Candia School District. Nothing provided herein shall
be interpreted as intended to interrupt the free and open flow of ideas and assistance among
personnel at every level.

Adopted: November 12, 1975
Adopted: December 2, 1999
Reviewed: January 6, 2022

School Building Administration

CSD File: CF
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL BUILDING ADMINISTRATION

The School Board reaffirms the rights and responsibilities of the building Principal for the
administration of their various programs and buildings within the broad scope of the adopted
Board policies.

Specifically, the Candia Moore School Principal is the responsible head and professional leader in
the development of the educational program and the improvement of instruction in the school.

All personnel will work through and under the direction of the Principal in the performance of
their duties within the Candia Moore School.

Adopted: December 2, 1999
Reviewed: January 6, 2022

Policy Implementation

CSD File: CH
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

The administration of the school system in all its aspects shall be delegated to the
Superintendent who shall carry out his/her administrative functions in accordance with the
policies adopted by the Board. The execution of all decisions made by the Board concerning the
internal operation of the school system shall be delegated to the Superintendent.

Adopted: December 2, 1999
Reviewed: January 6, 2022

Administration Goals

CSD File: CA
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADMINISTRATION GOALS

Proper administration of the schools is most 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. Administration 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, the Principal, and all other administrators shall have the authority and responsibility necessary for his/her specific administrative assignment. Each shall likewise be accountable for the effectiveness with which the administrative assignment is carried out. 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 Administrative Unit and each 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 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 students are fully considered when planning educational programs.

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

Adopted: December 2, 1999
Revised: March 8, 2007

Treatment Of Outside Reports

CSD File: CLA
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
TREATMENT OF OUTSIDE REPORTS

The School Board should receive the annual audit and any other report that requires board action as well as those reports that the Superintendent feels appropriate.

Adopted: December 2, 1999
Revised: November 1, 2018

Administration In Policy Absence

CSD File: CHD
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADMINISTRATION IN POLICY ABSENCE

In the absence of established School Board policy or School Board direction, the Superintendent of Schools shall assume responsibility for whatever decision or action is taken. In such instances, the Principal or other administrative or instructional personnel shall gain the approval of the Superintendent before taking action.

In the situations which arise with the schools where the Board has provided no guides for administrative action, the Superintendent shall have power to act but his/her decisions shall be subject to review and ratification by action of the Board at its regular meeting. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent to inform the Board promptly of such action and of the need for policy.

Adopted: December 2, 1999
Reviewed: November 1, 2018

Approval Of Handbooks And Directives

CSD File: CHCA
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
APPROVAL OF HANDBOOKS AND DIRECTIVES

In order that pertinent board policies, regulations, and school rules and procedures may be known by all staff members and students affected by them, district administrators and the Principal are granted authority to issue staff and student handbooks.

It is essential that the contents of all handbooks conform with district-wide policies and regulations. School Administration will advise the school board if any changes in school-wide student and employee handbooks are made prior to publication.

Adopted: May 9, 2002

Board Review Of Regulations

CSD File: CHB
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD REVIEW OF REGULATIONS

Procedures and regulations developed by the Superintendent of Schools shall be consistent with board policy.
The board may review any procedures and regulations as it deems necessary.

Adopted: December 2, 1999
Revised: November 1, 2018

Development Of Regulations

CSD File: CHA
CANDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
DEVELOPMENT OF REGULATIONS

The Board shall delegate to the Superintendent the function of implementing appropriate actions to carry out Board policy.
The Superintendent will present to the Board his/her recommendations regarding appropriate regulations to implement Board policy.

In the development of rules, regulations, and procedures for the operation of the District, the Superintendent may include at the planning stage those employees who will be affected by such provisions.

Adopted: December 2, 1999
Revised: June 7, 2018