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CBA Superintendent/CEO Evaluation Process, Criteria & Timelines

Adopted: January 5, 1998
Amended: February 10, 2004

Superintendent/CEO Roles And Responsibilities

The Superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer of the Board and the Chief Education Officer of the District. The Superintendent reports directly to the corporate Board, and is accountable to the Board of Trustees for the conduct and operation of the District. All Board authority delegated to the staff of the District is delegated through the Superintendent.

In addition to the specific areas of responsibility, the Superintendent will carry out such duties as may be assigned to her from time to time by the Board.

Specific areas of responsibility are:

1.   Educational Leadership

  • Provides leadership in all matters relating to education in the District.
  • Ensures students in the District have the opportunity to meet the standards of education set by the Minister.
  • Implements education policies established by the Minister.

2.   Fiscal Responsibility

  • Ensures the fiscal management of the District by the Associate Superintendent, Business and Finance is in accordance with the terms or conditions of any funding received by the Board under the School Act or any other applicable Act or regulation.
  • Ensures the District operates in a fiscally responsible manner, including adherence to recognized accounting procedures.

3.   Personnel Management

  • Has overall authority and responsibility for all personnel-related matters, save and except: the development of mandates for collective bargaining and those personnel matters precluded by Board policy, legislation or collective agreements.
  • Monitors and improves the performance of all staff.
  • Staffs the organization in a manner that ensures that educational and adminis­trative functions are carried out effectively.

4.   Policy

  • Provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Board policies.

5.   Superintendent/Board Relations

  • Establishes and maintains positive professional working relations with the Board.
  • Respects and honours the Board's role and responsibilities, and facilitates the implementation of that role as defined in Board policy.
  • Provides the information which the Board requires to perform its role.

6.   Three-Year Education Planning and Reporting

  • Leads the Three-Year Education Planning process including the development of District goals, budget, facilities and transportation plans and implements plans as approved.
  • Involves the Board appropriately (Board approval of process and timelines, Board identification of priorities and key results, opportunity for Board input early in the process, final Board approval).
  • Reports regularly on results achieved.

7.   Organizational Leadership and Management

  • Provides leadership in organizational effectiveness
  • Demonstrates effective organizational skills resulting in District compliance with all legal, Ministerial and Board mandates and timelines.
  • Reports to the Minister with respect to matters identified in and required by the School Act.

8.   Communications and Community Relations

  • Ensures open, transparent and positive external and internal communications are developed and maintained.
  • Keeps the Board informed through the provision of appropriate monitoring reports.
  • Ensures parents have a high level of satisfaction with the services provided and the responsiveness of the District.

9.   Leadership Practices

  • Practices leadership in a manner that is viewed positively and has the support of those with whom she works most directly in carrying out the directives of the Board and the Minister.
  • Develops and maintains positive and effective relations with the community and with provincial and regional government departments and agencies.
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