To spend the majority of work time providing instructional leadership while managing the assigned school so as to promote the educational development of each student.
Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school;
Program classes within established guides to meet student needs;
Supervise the school’s instructional process;
Provide leadership and promote positive action for the achievement of school district and building objectives;
Establish climate for proper student conduct and maintaining student discipline;
Initiate, design and implement programs to meet specific needs of the school;
Establish and maintain favorable relationships with local community groups and individuals to foster understanding and solicit support for overall school objectives and program, to interpret Board policies and administrative directives, and to discuss and resolve individual student problems;
Orient newly assigned staff members and assist in their development;
Coordinate or supervise such support services as maintenance, security, food services, recreational programs, financial and accounting functions, library activities and the like;
Assist in the implementation and supervision of the school’s special education programs;
Assume leadership in the direction of the school’s extra-curricular activities;
Evaluate, counsel and provide assistance to all staff members regarding their individual and group performance;
Prepare or supervise the preparation of reports, records, and other informational data required or appropriate to the school’s administration;
Participate in all meetings that are required or appropriate to the position;
Prepare and submit the school’s budgetary requests, and monitor the expenditure of funds;
Attend special events held to recognize student achievement, and attend school sponsored activities, functions and athletic events;
Maintain and control the various local funds generated by student activities;
Cooperate with college and university officials regarding teacher training and preparation;
Work with various members of the central administrative staff on school problems such as transportation, special services, and the like;
Conduct staff meetings to keep members informed of policy changes, new programs, and the like;
Keep the assistant superintendent and superintendent informed of the school’s activities and problems;
Maintain a safe environment for students and staff;
Keep abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year shall be in accordance with the administrative salary programs as approved by the Board.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with procedures for evaluation of administrative personnel.
This job description has been reviewed with job specific BFOQ’s and in accordance with the American Disabilities Act.
A valid state certificate to practice as a school principal.
At least five years of experience in public school education.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
About Public School District
About 4,200 students come to Freeport Public Schools each day. We consider it our job to open the door of learning for each one. Located in the northwest corner of Illinois, Freeport School District 145 (FSD145) serves the children of Freeport (population 26,500) and the nearby bedroom communities of Cedarville (population 750) and Ridott (population 150). We became District 145 several years after we first started educating the children of Freeport.Today, FSD145 maintains ten busy school buildings: ¬ an elementary International Baccalaureate candidate Magnet School, five additional elementary schools (Kindergarten - 4th grade), two middle schools (one with grades 5-6, the other with grades 7-8), a high school (9th - 12th grade), and a smaller transitional education facility. Our dedicated staff of 770, encouraged and supported by the school board and the administration, works diligently to understand and meet the needs of each of our students.