The Superintendent shall function as the Chief Administrative Officer of the school system and as the Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Education. The Board recognizes the distinct and separate areas of responsibility of the Board and Superintendent to the school system. The Superintendent is responsible for administration of the system of schools consistent with the Board's policies. (Cross Reference WCPSS Board Policy 1040 - Board/Superintendent Relations)
To maintain a cohesive relationship between the Board and the school system, the Superintendent shall serve as secretary of the Board and assist all Board committees. The Superintendent shall keep the Board informed of the operation of the system. The Superintendent shall make recommendations to the Board as required by law and Board policy and otherwise determined appropriate by the Superintendent. The Superintendent also shall assist the Board in making sound decisions and meeting the requirements of law by providing information and advice regarding all matters that require Board action.
In the event that the Superintendent is or should be terminated, the Board shall take such appropriate and necessary action as would insure the continuous, smooth operation of the school system.
Legal Reference: G.S. 115C-271; G.S. 115C-276(a-k), (m); G.S. 115C-274(b); G.S. 115C-301(a-e); G.S. 115C-47(j); G.S. 115C-284(f); G.S. 115C-303(a); and G.S. 115C-285(c)
Cross Reference: WCPSS Board Policy 1040 – Board/Superintendent Relations
WCPSS Board Policy 2110 – Job Description of the Superintendent
Adopted: October 11, 1976
Revised: September 15, 2009
Revised: July 20, 2010