Interim Superintendent of Schools – Uxbridge Public Schools

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POSITION SUMMARY: The Interim Superintendent of Schools is responsible directly to the Uxbridge School Committee.

The Superintendent serves as the chief executive officer of the school system and professional advisor to the School Committee.  They are responsible for the management of the school in a fashion consistent with the state and federal statutes.  School Committee policy, regulations of the Department of Education and other agencies, and collective bargaining agreements.

With the assistance of administrative and supervisory personnel the Superintendent evaluates the performance of all school personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Attends and participates in all meetings of the Committee and its sub-committees, except when one’s own employment or salary is under consideration.
Serves as ex officio member of Committee.
Administers as chief school executive, the development and maintenance of a positive educational program designed to meet the needs of the community and to carry out the policies of the Committee.
Advises the Committee on the need for new or revised policies and sees that all policies of the Committee are implemented.
Prepares and submits to the Committee recommendations relative to all matters requiring Committee action, placing before the Committee such necessary and helpful facts, information, and reports as are needed to ensure the making of informed decisions.
Acts on its own discretion if emergency action is necessary in any matter not covered by Committee policy, reports such action to the Committee as soon as practicable, and recommends policy in order to provide guidance in the future.
Informs and advises the Committee about the programs, practices, and problems of the schools, and keeps the Committee informed of the activities operating under the Committee’s authority.
Supervises the carrying out of all laws, regulations, and Committee policies.
Makes all administrative decisions within the school necessary to the proper function of the school district.
Makes such rules and gives such instruction to school employees and students as may be necessary to implement Committee policy.
Delegates at their own discretion to other employees of the Committee 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 programs; prepares (or causes to be prepared) and presents facts and explanations necessary to assist the Committee in its duty of legislation for the schools.
Conducts a periodic audit of the total school program, and advises the Committee on recommendations for the educational advancement of the schools.
Recommends to the Committee for its adoption of 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 building to another in accordance with published policies.
Communicates directly or through delegation all actions of the Committee relating to personnel matters to all employees; and receives from employees’ communication to be made to the Committee.
Directs staff negotiations with professional and nonprofessional personnel.
Secures and nominates for employment the best qualified and most competent teachers and supervisory and administrative personnel.
Assigns and transfers employees as the interest of the district may dictate, and reports such action to the Committee for information and record.
Holds such meetings of teachers and other employees as necessary for the discussion of matters concerning the improvement and welfare of the schools.
Supervises methods of teaching, supervision, and administration in effect in the schools.
Approves vacation schedules for salaried district employees under direct supervision.
Submits to the Committee a clear and detailed explanation of any proposed procedure which would involve either departure from established policy or the expenditure of substantial sums.
Supervises the preparation and presentation of the annual budget and recommends it to the Committee for approval.
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 Committee sales of all property no longer required by the Committee, 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 federal governments.
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 recommendations to the Committee 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 site and of 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 building; 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.
Attends such conventions and conferences as are necessary to keep abreast of the latest educational trends.
Represents the Committee 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, effecting a wholesome and cooperative working relationship between the schools and community.
Keeps the public informed about modern educational practices, educational trends, and the policies, practices, and problems in the district’s schools.
Confers periodically with professional and lay groups concerning the school program, and transmits to the Committee suggestions gained from such conferences.
Performs such other tasks as may from time to time be assigned by the Committee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Licensed or eligible for licensure as a superintendent of schools in Massachusetts
Master’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
Minimum of 10 years in education, including teaching, central office, and/or administrative experience.
Successful experience in school finance and business management.
Demonstrate a track record of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, AND SKILLS:

Highly effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
Demonstrated skills in instructional leadership.
Skilled in evaluating educational programs.
Skilled in setting long and short-range goals
Ten years of experience as a school administrator
Experienced in developing and operating multi-million dollar budgets and programs

To apply for this job email your details to kcirrone@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

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